Paul Wakely, Jr.
Ohio State University
A 66 year old man presented with slight difficulty in swallowing. Endoscopy revealed a fullness in the
posterior pharynx and CT scan confirmed the presence of a mass in this region. Fine needle aspiration
biopsy was performed followed by resection of the lesion.
Cesar A. Moran
Anderson Cancer Center
A 57 year old man presented with chest pain and shortness of breath. A chest X-ray demonstrated a large
anterior mediastinal mass. A complete surgical excision of the mass was performed.
National Institutes of Health
A 52 year old woman with a prior history of infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast 10 years ago and
bronchioalveolar cell carcinoma of the lung 4 years ago is now seen for hematuria. CT scan revealed a
large right kidney mass. The kidney was resected.
Massachusetts General Hospital
A 36 year old woman with vague abdominal pain underwent laparotomy. This disclosed a polypoid mass
attached to the serosa of the uterine fundus. The mass was dissected from the uterus. Pathologic
examination disclosed a 16x14x7 cm., 780gm, bosselated mass that was solid and cystic on cut section.
The cysts contained serous fluid. No papillary excrescences were noted within the cyst.
Dominic V. Spagnolo
The Western Australia Centre for Pathology
A 58 year old woman was seen for a slow growing soft tissue mass of 5 years' duration located on the
instep of the right foot. The mass was subcutaneous and had no neurovascular, muscular or fascial
attachments. There is no evidence of recurrence 2.5 years after excision.
Ohio State University Medical Center
A 56 year old man was seen for a slow-growing, indolent subcutaneous mass on his left back. The tumor
measured 9 x 7 x 5 cm, was well-circumscribed but unencapsulated, and was located above the fascia. The
lesion was completely excised.