Case of the Month


This program offers one challenging case each month from the CAP Performance Improvement Program in Surgical Pathology. For each case, you will use a virtual microscope whole slide image of a surgical specimen to diagnose diseases. Occasionally, we will feature clinical pathology cases from the Clinical Pathology Improvement Program (CPIP) that will not require use of a virtual microscope.

You will be presented with information on each case including: specimen source, clinical history, laboratory findings, and a representative whole slide image of the surgical specimen. After you complete each case, you will receive a case summary with three multiple-choice questions that relate to the case.

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Case of the Month May 2018 - Peritoneum

Ovary - Featured Case of the Month

A 24-year-old woman presents with abdominal fullness and a palpable mass on bimanual exam. Imaging reveals a solid mass in the left ovary. Non-enhancing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows high signal intensity centrally with a decreased peripheral signal. At laporatomy, a grey-white bosselated mass with a smooth surface is removed by enucleation. The tumor is yellow-white on sectioning and is largely solid with a few small cystic areas. It measures 12 x 10 x 7 cm in maximum dimensions.

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Previous Cases of the Month

View a list of previous cases using the virtual microscope to examine various surgical specimens and diagnose diseases.