Pathways – Clinical Pathology

A 23 year old presents to his family care physician with a five-month history of right-sided facial numbness and eyelid twitching. He is a non-smoker[...]

By MCL Education • May 14, 2019

A 33-year-old previously healthy female presented with a painless abdominal lump. CT scan revealed an 8.6 cm homogeneous soft tissue mass centered in the right[...]

By MCL Education • May 14, 2019

A 40-year-old female with family history of alpha-thalassemia was evaluated for anemia. The gap PCR and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) test were performed using[...]

By MCL Education • May 14, 2019

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.

By MCL Education • April 16, 2019

A 7-month-old male presented in the ED with head injury and seizure concerns. Bilateral subdural hemorrhages of different ages and multilayered intraretinal hemorrhages in both[...]

By MCL Education • April 16, 2019

26-year-old homeless man with history of substance abuse is found unresponsive on the street following a blizzard. He is in a partial state of undress[...]

By MCL Education • April 16, 2019

An 82-year-old male with well-controlled HIV and macrocytic anemia undergoes a bone marrow biopsy. The morphologic findings are subtle, including few slightly atypical eosinophils on[...]

By MCL Education • April 16, 2019

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[...]

By MCL Education • April 16, 2019

Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share three case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your anatomic pathology, neuropathology, and special coagulation knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.

By Michelle Odean • March 12, 2019

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[...]

By MCL Education • March 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share three case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your anatomic and clinical pathology, laboratory genetics and genomics, and pathology and cytology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.

By Michelle Odean • February 5, 2019

A 55-year-old female with history of eating disorder and high output ileostomy presented with electrolyte abnormalities, dehydration, chronic kidney failure, and severe QT prolongation. Initial[...]

By MCL Education • February 5, 2019

A 61 year old man with a 1.5 year history of eosinophilia (absolute eosinophil count up to 32x109) undergoes a third bone marrow biopsy. Prior[...]

By MCL Education • February 5, 2019