NOTE: There is also now a convenient shorter URL: kurtsnotes.net

Below are my quick diagnostic reference guides for a range of conditions commonly encountered by anatomic pathologists.  I developed these as teaching aides for my resident didactic sessions and for reference while signing out cases. 

My suggestions on wording for streamlined, user-friendly diagnostic report write ups can be found here

 

Gastrointestinal Tract:  Inflammatory

Inflammatory Patterns of the GI tract

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medication injury in the GI tract

GI infections

Hirschsprung Disease

 

Gastrointestinal Tract:  Tumors

Esophagus Tumors

Stomach Tumors

Colon Polyps

Colon Cancer

Appendix Tumors

Anal Tumors

Lower Anogenital Squamous Tract

Mesenchymal Tumors of the GI Tract

GI Tumor Syndromes

GI Neuroendocrine Tumors

 

Liver, Bile Ducts, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

Medical Liver

Liver Tumors

Pancreas Tumors

Bile Duct and Gallbladder Tumors

Donor Organ Frozen Section Evaluation

 

Cytology

Cytology Basics

Cervical Cytology

Effusion Cytology

Urine Cytology

Thyroid Cytology

Neck lesions (includes cytology)

 

Thorax

Lung Tumors

Lung Cancer Diagnoses on Small Biopsies (condensed)

Medical Lung

Pleural & Peritoneal Tumors

Mediastinum Tumors

Heart Lesions  (Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic)

 

Cardiovascular

Vascular diseases (non-neoplastic)

Heart Lesions (Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic)

 

Head and Neck

Salivary Gland Tumors

Squamous Mucosa of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Sinonasal Tumors

Thyroid & Parathyroid tumors

Neck Lesions

Jaw Lesions

 

Central Nervous System (CNS)

CNS Tumors

CNS Tumor Concept Map  (Link to Hematogones.com)

 

Soft Tissue and Bone 

Soft Tissue Tumors

Bone Tumors

Bone and Joint Non-neoplastic Lesions

 

Breast

In Situ Lesions (Non-invasive)

Invasive Breast Carcinoma

Papillary Lesions 

Fibroepithelial and Spindle Cell Lesions of the Breast

Non-neoplastic: reactive and non-proliferative

Diseases of the Nipple

 

Gynecologic

Vulva (Tumors and Inflammatory)

Cervical Tumors

Ovarian Tumors

Endometrial tumors

Mesenchymal Tumors of the Uterus

Placenta

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

 

Skin

Epithelial Tumors

Dermal Tumors

Inflammatory Dermatopathology (Rashes)

 

Pediatrics

Small round blue cell tumors in kids

 

Genitourinary

Kidney Tumors

Bladder Tumors

Prostate Tumors

Prostate Cancer Grading (condensed)

Testicular Tumors

Adrenal and Paraganglia Tumors

Donor Organ Frozen Section Evaluation

 

Immunohistochemistry

Dr. Rouse’s Handout

 

 

Disclaimer: These guides are meant primarily for studying purposes based on my reading. Although I try to keep them as accurate and up to date as possible, errors may exist. These should not be used for medical advice.