2015 Annual Meeting

SC06-Common Challenging Problems in Bone and Soft Tissue Path

2015 Annual Meeting

Room CC 203, March 27 2015, 8:00am to 11:30am

Andrew Folpe, Andrew Horvai

Educational Objective


This course provides a practical, case-based review of common, yet diagnostically challenging, categories in bone and soft tissue pathology. The presentation focuses on diagnostic categories that have historically represented problems in day-to-day surgical pathology practice, as well as emerging newer topics. The topics include liposarcoma and its various mimics, cutaneous fibrohistiocytic tumors, post-radiation vascular lesions, cartilaginous tumors and giant cell-rich lesions of bone. This course will emphasize effective synthesis of all available clinical, radiographic, histopathological, immunohistochemical and molecular genetic data. The target audiences of this course include practicing pathologists and pathology trainees. The course will emphasize differential diagnosis, an update on newer immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic markers and diagnostic pitfalls, especially the clinical consequences of over- or under-diagnosis. A text syllabus and virtual slides of the cases will be available to review on the USCAP website prior to the course. After the meeting, participants will receive web access to the PowerPoint presentations given during the USCAP Annual Meeting along with the syllabus. Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Formulate a differential diagnosis of selected common yet problematic bone and soft tissue tumors;
  2. Understand the clinical implications of these diagnoses; and
  3. Communicate effectively with surgeons, radiologists and oncologists specializing in musculoskeletal tumors.

Session Credits: CME = 3 / SAMs = N/A


SC Speaker
Speaker: Andrew L. Folpe, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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SC Speaker
Speaker: Andrew L. Horvai, MD, PhD, University of California- San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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