December 2007 Seminar

Advances in Surgical Pathology: New Entities, Emerging Concepts, and New Perspectives on Old Problems
Saul Suster, M.D..
December 9, 2007
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Dr. Saul Suster is Professor of Pathology and Vice-Chair for Pathology at Ohio State University. He is also Director of Anatomic Pathology at Ohio State University Medical Center, the Arthur G. James Cancer Center, and the Solove Research Institute. Following medical school in Guayaquil, Ecuador and a rotating internship, he did his initial pathology training at the University of Tel-Aviv Sackler School of Medicine and later did a pathology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami. He studied with Juan Rosai at Yale University and developed special expertise in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology. His contributions in national and international organizations are numerous. Dr. Suster has published over 100 abstracts, over 200 papers and has written 20 book chapters on topics ranging from thymus and mediastinum, lung and pleura, skin and the endocrine system.

Educational Contents and Media:

  1. Glass microscopic slides and digital images representative of fifteen to twenty tumors of importance to surgical pathologists.
  2. Correlating clinical histories
  3. Six hour lecture, incorporating projected photographs of the cases and other illustrative materials.
  4. Comprehensive printed color syllabus, including diagnosis, discussion, and appropriate references from pertinent medical literature.

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October 2007: A 25 year old man with a nodule in the arm

History: A 25 year old man with a 1 cm nodule in his arm had an excisional biopsy.

The superficial dermis resembled a simple acrochordon however the deeper dermis had sheets and nodules of spindled cells arranged in short fascicles (Figs. 1,2) These fusiform cells had ovoid nuclei and tapered eosinophilic cytoplasm (Figs. 3,4). At the periphery was a cuff of lymphocytes. There were also cystic spaces filled with erythrocytes (Fig. 5). Hemosiderin pigment was focally evident.“October 2007: A 25 year old man with a nodule in the arm”Continue reading

September 2007: A 41 year old man with a mass in the calf

History: A 41 year-old man presented in orthopedics clinic with a complaint of a slow-growing mass in his left calf. The patient was a long-haul trucker who stated that he first began to notice a gradual enlargement of his calf following minor trauma sustained while falling off his truck. He complained of a moderate amount of aching pain (rated 2-3/10 in intensity) without radiation. He indicated that the pain was not made worse with activity and was intensely felt with flexion of the knee.“September 2007: A 41 year old man with a mass in the calf”Continue reading

August 2007: An 82 year old woman with multiple breast nodules

History: An 82 year old woman presented with multiple nodules in the left breast eight months following local resection of a cutaneous angiosarcoma in the same breast. A simple mastectomy was performed but she died the following day due to cardiac complications.

Gross examination of the 1145 gram, 27.0 x 20.0 x 4.0 cm mastectomy specimen showed a 10.0 x 5.0 x 2.0 cm hemorrhagic neoplasm involving the central and lateral regions. It closely approached the overlying skin (Figs. 1, 2).“August 2007: An 82 year old woman with multiple breast nodules”Continue reading

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