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  • Coordination of the project

    17 janvier 2009

    General coordination Eric Piaton, MD, PhD Centre de Pathologie Est Hôpital Femme-Mère-Enfant 59, bd Pinel, 69677 Bron Cedex (France) Tel. 00-33 (4) 72 12 96 06 Fax 00-33 (4) 72 35 70 67 eric.piaton@chu-lyon.fr Philippe Vielh, MD, PhD Unité de Cytopathologie...

  • Our first student

    27 février 2009

    The first trainee we recruited is Mélanie Plazy. Mélanie is 21 years old. She is currently studying at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 for the MIV* L3 level. Her mission is to analyse literature data in the pathobiology area, to write a review article...

  • New contributors from Madrid, Spain

    03 mars 2009

    It is with great pleasure that we welcome the contribution of new pathologists from Madrid. Thanks to Dra. Purificación Dominguez Franjo, Dr. Fernando Pinedo Moraleda and Dr. Manuel Nevado Santos who are currently working at the Unidad de Anatomia Patológica...

  • First slides received

    05 mars 2009

    The first slides to be photographed were received from Véronique Hofman (Nice, France). Submitted cases include two malignant epithelioid mesotheliomas, four TTF-1 positive pulmonary adenocarcinomas and one mucoepidermoid carcinoma metastatic to the pleura....

  • Slide transmission sheet

    11 mars 2009

    A transmission sheet useable for slide transmission is now available. As soon as you have new cases for the blog, please select and copy the image below and paste it in a Word file (or print it directly by using the print tool), fill it in and send it...

  • Molecular markers in serous effusions: new images

    10 juin 2009

    New, original images have been received from Ben Davidson (Oslo, Norway) about modern immunocytochemical markers that can be successfully applied to effusions. Some markers are clearly diagnostic (calretinin, MUC-4, HER2/neu...) whereas others may have...

  • Image of the day: papillary adenocarcinoma

    11 juin 2009

    As it is stated in the New England Journal of Medicine "Images in Clinical Medicine" section, images are an important part of what we can learn in medicine. Images shown are those of a Papanicolaou-stained peritoneal fluid in a 89-year-old woman. The...

  • Value of MOC-31 and D2-40 in serous fluid cytopathology

    07 juillet 2009

    Virganeyce Lyons-Boudreaux and colleagues, from the Department of Pathology of Houston (Texas), recently published a paper ** about "Cytologic malignancy versus benignancy: how useful are the newer markers in body fluid cytology?" in the January 2008...

  • New page published: serous papillary adenocarcinoma (1)

    14 juin 2009

    New pages about the various diagnostic features exhibited by adenocarcinomatous cells now appear in the pages section. The page of the day is serous papillary adenocarcinoma (1). For contributing or adding personal illustrations, please do not hesitate...

  • New page published: promotional aspects - communication and publication

    17 juin 2009

    A new page about the communication and publication actions we intend to develop now appear in the pages section. The page of the day is promotional aspects - communication and publication. For contributing or for adding personal illustrations, please...

  • New, recent reference about psammoma bodies

    30 juin 2009

    Dilip K. Das, Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine of Kuwait University, recently published a paper ** entitled " Psammoma body: a product of dystrophic calcification or of a biologically active process that aims at...

  • New, recent reference about peritoneal cytology

    01 juillet 2009

    Oscar Lin, pathologist at the Department of Pathology of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, recently published a paper ** entitled "Challenges in the interpretation of peritoneal cytologic specimens" in the May 2009 issue of Archives...

  • New article from Ben Davidson (click on the title)

    31 mai 2011

    The diagnostic and molecular characteristics of malignant mesothelioma and ovarian/peritoneal serous carcinoma Ben Davidson (Division of Pathology, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Norway) recently published in Cytopathology 2011 Feb;22(1):5-21...

  • Malignant serous effusions

    02 juin 2011

    Malignant serous effusion in the pleura, peritoneum and (less frequently) pericardium is a frequent complication of primary adenocarcinomas, particularly in female patients with breast or ovarian cancer, and in both sexes with lung carcinoma. In female...

  • New page published: clusters with collagen cores (see the right column)

    10 juin 2009

    New pages about the various diagnostic features exhibited by mesothelial cells now appear in the pages section. The page of the day is clusters with collagen cores. For contributing or adding personal illustrations, please do not hesitate to send material...