2016 Annual Meeting

SC35-Going with the Flow of Bile: An Update on Tumors of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Gallbladder

Room CC 609, March 17 2016, 1:00pm to 4:30pm


SC35-Going with the Flow of Bile: An Update on Tumors of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Gallbladder

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Faculty: N. Volkan Adsay, MD and Alyssa M. Krasinskas, MD, , Emory University, Atlanta, GA and Matthew M. Yeh, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Primary neoplasms in the liver and biliary tree account for some of the most common neoplasms in the world, and their incidence has been on the rise in Western countries. The concept and classification of several tumors in the liver, extrahepatic bile duct and gallbladder has evolved or become clearer by scientific investigations. The course is designed for academic and community- based surgical pathologists and pathologists-in-training with a diagnostic approach based on recognition of neoplasms in the liver, intrahepatic bile ducts and gallbladder. The course will cover the updated classification of hepatocytic adenoma and the differential diagnosis, malignant hepatocytic neoplasms including diagnostic pitfalls, intrahepatic and extraheaptic cholangiocarcinoma and their mimics, and gallbladder malignancies including carcinoma and precursor lesions. Image findings, laboratory tests including ancillary immunohistochemistry and molecular tests, clinical relevance, and current clinical treatment options will be addressed. Underlying pathogenesis related to specific neoplasms will be discussed when relevant. Algorithms in formulating differential diagnosis will be provided at the end of each topic. The WHO classification of neoplasms and AJCC staging of cancer will be reviewed. Case history and representative microphotos will be available online for registrants before the course. A complete syllabus will also be available online prior to the meeting.

Upon completion of this educational activty, the participants should be able to:

  1. Effectively handle difficult hepatobiliary cases in the practical scenarios
  2. Formulate appropriate differential diagnosis with distinction from mimics
  3. Formulate clinically relevant queries (when necessary) and ultimately, a diagnosis.


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