2.0 CME CREDITS
Conversations between just you and the neurosurgeon in the evening or on weekends can be intimidating. You can facilitate the management of the intraoperative neuropathology specimen by a number of measures, including correlation with radiologic features, procedures such as neurocytology to gain the most information possible from the specimen itself, and understanding what facts the neurosurgeon really needs to know. This video microscopy tutorial introduces pearls and pitfalls involved in interpreting the patient’s MRI, freezing brain tissue, interpreting cytology preparations, and communicating with the clinician. It is a case-based discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic issues involved in interpreting intraoperative neurosurgical specimens. The presenter takes a practical approach in discussing the major categories of lesions, including 1) metastatic and primary tumors in adults and children and 2) nonneoplastic lesions. The microscopic features of these lesions in frozen sections and cytologic preparations are delineated. The cases provide points for discussion of differential diagnosis. The participant will attain enhanced understanding of intraoperative neurosurgical specimens by the end of the session.
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Cynthia T. Welsh, MD, FCAP
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