2017 Annual Meeting

SC26-Colonic Polyps - Daily Problems Only Pathologists Understand

March 10 2017, 8:00am to 11:30am


SC26-Colonic Polyps - Daily Problems Only Pathologists Understand

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Faculty: David F. Schaeffer, MD, University of British Columbia, Hector Li-Chang, MC, University of British Columbia and Rish K. Pai, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic,Scottsdale, AZ

This course aims to provide the participants with practical solutions to daily problems encountered in the histological assessment of colonic polyps. The course is designed to update practicing surgical pathologists and pathologists-in-training on the variety of histologic diagnoses resulting from the endoscopists polyp. Particular focus will be placed on recent developments in the area of serrated colonic lesions and malignant polyps. The course is planned as a series of case presentations including the following common scenarios: malignant colonic polyps, serrated colonic lesions, dysplastic lesions in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease, multiple colonic polyps as part of a hereditary predisposition, unusual polypoid lesions, and prominent mucosal folds without any evidence of dysplastic changes. Each case presentation will encompass discussion of the histopathological features, differential diagnosis, adjuvant diagnostic techniques, and how to best communicate with your clinicians through a clear and concise pathology report to facilitate patient management. Recent advances in both diagnosis and biology will be particularly highlighted. All course participants will have access to virtual slides and digital images of each case presentation prior to the meeting, as well as complete PowerPoint presentations and references upon completion of the course.

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Handle malignant polyps in a clinically meaningful way
  2. Understand diagnostic criteria and follow-up recommendations for serrated lesions
  3. Recognize the significance of polypoid dysplasia in IBD and use appropriate terminology
  4. Understand when to raise the possibility of a polyposis syndrome.


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