Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society

Case #5: Quarter 4, 2019

Figure 2: H&E section of tumor, in relation to duodenum (original magnification 4X)

Clinical details: 74-year-old man was presented with jaundice, progressive anemia, dark urine, melena, and a reported weight loss of 10 kilograms in 2 weeks. His comorbidities included mild chronic renal failure, diverticulosis, and dyslipidemia. He was previously a smoker (20 cigs/day, stopped 35 years ago). On examination, his BMI was 26.1, Hb: 8.7 g/dl, bilirubin […] Read more…

USCAP 2020 Abstract Award

Dear Colleagues,   We are pleased to announce that the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society will be awarding a pathology trainee who is presenting an abstract (poster or platform) on the field of pancreatobiliary pathology at the annual meeting of the USCAP. Each abstract will be evaluated based on originality, scientific merit and presentation and the winner […] Read more…

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

November is the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month and November 21st is World Pancreatic Cancer day. We, the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society, support the mission to raise awareness and inspire action on this day.  We send our support to the survivors, their families and to everyone who has lost a loved one to this deadly disease.  We […] Read more…

USCAP 2020 Companion Society Program

Cystic and Intraductal Neoplasms of the Pancreatobiliary TractWhen: February 29, 2020. 7-10PMLocation: Los Angeles Convention Center Moderators:Martha Bishop PitmanDeepti Dhall Speakers:Jin-Young Jang: Management Algorithms for Pancreatic Cysts and Intraductal Neoplasms: The Surgeon’s PerspectiveMichelle D. Reid: Cytologic Assessment of Cystic/Intraductal Lesions of the Pancreatobiliary TractAatur D. Singhi: Preoperative Molecular Assessment of Pancreatic Cysts and Intraductal LesionsDavid […] Read more…

Case #4: Quarter 3, 2019

Figure 2. Low power image of gallbladder, focused on perimuscular soft tissue. Inset: medium power image of area with arrow. (Click image to see full size)

History: A female in mid-fifties underwent cholecystectomy due to cholelithiasis. No significant previous medical history was noted. Macroscopy: Grossly, gallbladder wall was mildly thickened, and serosal surface was ragged. Open sectioning, there were several yellowish calculi within the lumen but, no mass lesion was identified. Microscopy: The microscopic findings are shown below (Figures 1-4).   […] Read more…

Case #3: Quarter 2, 2019

History: 59 year-old man with a 5.0 cm mass in the head of the pancreas Pancreaticoduodenectomy: The patient underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy, which showed a 5.0 cm well circumscribed mass confined in the head of the pancreas. The cut surface of the tumor is tan, soft with mixed areas of necrosis and hemorrhage. The following images (Figure […] Read more…

Thank You Laura

A Special Thank You…   The Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society would like to thank Laura Tang for her generous donation to our society. THANK YOU LAURA! Alyssa M. Krasinskas Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society President Donations such as these help fund various educational efforts. The PBPS is a non-profit organization that welcomes tax-deductible contributions. Read more…

Case #2: Quarter 1, 2019

Figure 6. High power image of pancreatic mass (H&E (left) and Elastin stain (right), 400x magnification).

History: A 69-year-old African American female had chronic epigastric and back pain post hiatal hernia repair. Radiology: Abdominal computed tomography scan was performed and revealed a 2.5 cm, solid pancreatic tail mass with associated pancreatic duct dilation. Radiologically this was suspicious for either pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or a neuroendocrine tumor. FNA: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle […] Read more…

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