This "Pathways" program provides a Anatomic and Clinical Pathology case that includes a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. This case sub-specialty is Clinical Microbiology, Hematology, Hematopathology, and Infectious Disease.
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share five case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your anatomic pathology, biochemical genetics, anatomic and clinical pathology, and special coagulation knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
A 70-year-old female presented with refractory gross hematuria one day after uncomplicated cystoscopy and fulguration of a benign bladder mass. She was treated with continuous bladder irrigation, evacuation of blood clot, and transfused red blood cells. Her only history of bleeding was menorrhagia in the setting of uterine fibroids. She denied [...]
A 72-year-old man with a history of chronic atrial fibrillation on warfarin anticoagulation and a questionable history of immune-mediated heparin-induced thrombocytopenia was admitted for elective abdominal surgery. His warfarin anticoagulation was bridged with argatroban in the peri-operative period. Two days after the procedure, a DIC/ICF profile was ordered due to [...]
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts are challenging you to test your anatomic pathology, surgical pathology, clinical pathology, and hematopathology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made. Good luck.
A 40-year-old female presented with abdominal pain and diarrhea. Abdominal CT scan showed significant wall thickening of cecum. Right hemicolectomy was performed. Histologic sections revealed an extensive atypical lymphoid infiltrate involving the full thickness of the cecal wall. It is composed of a diffuse to vaguely nodular proliferation of intermediate [...]