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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.

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.

Please note: DigitalScope® is supported with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 (limited support for IE 9 and 10) or later, or FireFox 4.0 or later, or Safari 3 or the latest Google Chrome version.

Heart - Featured Case of the Month

A 23-year-old woman presents with a one-year history of fatigue. Imaging studies reveal a large right atrial mass, which is resected. On gross examination, the resected mass measures 8.5 x 8.0 x 6.5 cm. The epicardial surface is covered with red-tan soft nodules and adipose tissue. The endocardial surface is white-tan to red. Sectioning reveals a fairly well-defined tumor with a mottled, firm, white-tan cut surface containing hemorrhagic and cystic areas. The mass abuts but does not grossly invade adjacent papillary muscles. Approximately 30% of the tumor is necrotic.

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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.