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.
A 28-year-old woman with prenatal history of oligohydramnios delivers an infant with polycystic kidney disease at 35 weeks’ gestation. The trimmed placenta weighs 305 grams. The fetal surface of the placenta displays multiple grouped punctate pale elevations, each measuring 0.1 to 0.3 cm in diameter.
Previous Cases of the Month
View a list of previous cases using the virtual microscope to examine various surgical specimens and diagnose diseases.