The Importance of Accurate Diagnosis for Conservation of Resources . N.Hurwitz Department of Pathology University of Basel and International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR). Definition.
Department of Pathology University of Basel and International NetworkforCancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
Hightech histology lab Department of Pathology University of Basel compared to simple manualhistology lab, Department of PathologyKenyatta University Hospital
DD splenic marginal zonelymphoma / HCL
CD103 maybecome non specificallypositveafterprolongedstorageA phonecall to thehematologistsolvedtheproblem
Consultation on ipath,J.Githang’a, E.Walong Dpt. of Pathology Kenyatta Hospital, Nairobi)3 year old girl referred to the Ophthalmology Unit:
Left sided proptosis - 10 days
Hotness of body
Anemia, Thrombocytopenia.Interdisciplinarycommunication, a cheaptool to improvediagnosis
AL, AML mostprobablywithextramedullaryleukemicinfiltrate in orbital soft tissues
CD45+, CD43+, CD34+, CD3dim+, TdT+/- (25%), PAX-5+/-, MPO dim+/-, focally; all other T- and B-cellmarkers negative.
Pathologists and hematologists at theKenyatta Hospital:Conclusion:
wehave to improveourcommunication
Are the clinico-pathological meetings useful?
Hematologist: I haveneverheardthis term.I want to knowifthereblasts, ifyes, howmany (RAEB II)
Clearcutdiagnosis, no needforfurtherdiscussion
Inflammatorycells, no evidence of Burkitt‘s
Fewcells suggestive of Burkitt‘s