Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society

Message from the President

Dr. Rosai was one of the most influential figures in pathology. A world-renowned surgical pathologist, his generous spirit & ability to build consensus are as much a part of his legacy as his unparalleled expertise. Our thoughts are with his family.  Read more…

Case #10: Quarter 1, 2021

Clinical History A 73-year-old female with a history of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and small fiber peripheral neuropathy was found to have elevated transaminases and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) – ALT 54 U/L (normal range 15-41), AST 66 U/L (normal range 14-54), ALP 322 U/L (normal range 38-126) on routine laboratory testing. Total bilirubin […] Read more…

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

  This month, with so many global issues in front of us, I want to remind everyone that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.  Pancreatic cancer has been in the national consciousness this year, in part due to well-known figures who have been affected, but we also draw greater awareness to the disease through Pancreatic Cancer Awareness […] Read more…

Case #9: Quarter 4, 2020

Clinical History A 58-year-old woman with no significant past medical history developed left abdominal pain. An abdominal MRI showed an irregular enhancing 4.5 x 4.0 cm pancreatic tail mass that was inseparable from vessels in the splenic hilum. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration showed rare malignant cells, favoring adenocarcinoma. The patient subsequently underwent neoadjuvant therapy with […] Read more…

Case #8: Quarter 3, 2020

Clinical History A 38-year-old female with a history of hypertension presented to the emergency department with complaints of nausea, vomiting, and back pain. MRI showed a T1 hypointense, T2 hyperintense, nonenchancing cystic lesion at the tail of the pancreas, which caused mass effect upon the spleen and stomach. A distal pancreatectomy was subsequently performed. The […] Read more…

Message from the President

Dr. Rosai was one of the most influential figures in pathology. A world-renowned surgical pathologist, his generous spirit & ability to build consensus are as much a part of his legacy as his unparalleled expertise. Our thoughts are with his family.  Read more…

Case #7: Quarter 2, 2020

Clinical History A 24-year-old female presented to the emergency department with severe left-sided abdominal pain. CT abdomen/pelvis showed a heterogeneous mass in the tail of the pancreas with multiple metastatic liver lesions and lymphadenopathy. Liver lesion biopsies were attempted and yielded necrotic debris with outlines of atypical cells that were positive for pancytokeratin (AE1/AE3). The […] Read more…

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