Gap Analysis Study before Implementation of Thailand’s National Guidelines for Point of Care Testing

The Bureau of Laboratory Quality Standards has published Thailand’s National Guidelines for Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) since August 2015. Still yet, the implementation of the guidelines is a great ... View →

Author : Nisarat Opartkiattikul MD, PhD, FRCPath (Thailand)1 , Surasaak Muenpol Bsc (MT)2 Thawatchai Jaikamwang MD3
Keyword : poct,point of care

Rate of Dyserythropoiesis-like Nuclear Changes in Erythroid Precursors in Bone Marrow

Dyserythropoiesis-like post-mortem changes in erythroid precursors at autopsy can look similar to certain kinds of pathologic processes. Objective: This study is to evaluate nuclear changes in erythr... View →

Author : Merisa Klaharn1, Tawatchai Pongpruttipan1, Weerapat Owattanapanich2 and Sanya Sukpanichnant1
Keyword : post-mortem,bone marrow,marrow,dyserythropoiesis

Update in Thymoma for Surgical Pathologists

Thymoma is the most common mediastinal tumor in adulthood. By defi nition, it is a thymic epithelial neoplasm that displays at least some characteristics of normal thymus. Microscopically it comprises... View →

Author : Ruchira Ruangchira-urai, MD1, Jitsupa Treetipsatit, MD1
Keyword : histological classifi cation,mediastinum,reporting guideline,specimen handling,staging,thymic epithelial neoplasm,thymoma

Transformation in Malignant Lymphoma: Morphologic Approach

Morphologic approach is still very crucial to detect transformation in malignant lymphoma. With the knowledge of each malignant lymphoma type, especially the clinical course, a number of lymphoma can ... View →

Author : Sanya Sukpanichnant
Keyword : blast transformation,histiocytic transformation,histologic transformation,large cell transformation,lymphoma transformation,richter transformation

The Many Faces (and Origins) of Adenocarcinoma in the Liver: Pattern Approach to Diagnosis on Small

Focal liver lesions can be solitary or multiple, solid or cystic, congenital or acquired, and range from cysts, hamartomas, hyperplastic nodules and inflammatory entities to tumors and tumor-like lesi... View →

Author : Aileen Wee, MB,BS, FRCPath, FRCPA*
Keyword : adenocarcinoma,cholangiocarcinoma,core biopsy,fine needle aspiration cytology,liver,metastases

Developing Pathology Services in Resource Poor Settings An Invitation to the International Academy o

The delivery of high quality laboratory medicine services in developing countries of low economic resources poses particular problems. International efforts to help develop pathology take many forms a... View →

Author : 1Gareth Turner, 2Suchin Worawichawong, 2Prawat Nitiyanant, 3Hallgrimur Benediktsson
Keyword : education,international development,laboratory medicine,pathology,resource poor countries,training

A practical approach to undifferentiated tumors: A review on helpful markers and common pitfalls

The term “undifferentiated” tumor is commonly used by pathologists when a tumor lacking evidence of lineage differentiation on the basis of routine light microscopic morphology is encountered. Immunoh... View →

Author : Kanapon Pradniwat, MD, Jitsupa Treetipsatit, MD
Keyword : round cell tumors,undifferentiated tumors

Diagnostic Pitfalls of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma in Biopsy Specimens

Prostatic adenocarcioma is a very common male cancer worldwide. Biopsy remains the most reliable means in making definite diagnosis. In the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening era, the rate of p... View →

Author : Samrerng Ratanarapee, MD.
Keyword : histological classifi cation,mediastinum,reporting guideline,specimen handling,staging,thymic epithelial neoplasm,thymoma