2017 Annual Meeting

SC29-Practical Issues and Clinical Implications in Urinary Bladder Pathology

March 9 2017, 8:00am to 11:30am


SC29 Practical Issues and Clinical Implications in Urinary Bladder Pathology

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Faculty: Qihui “Jim” Zhai, MD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL and Jae Ro, MD, PhD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Houston, TX

Two seasoned pathologists will provide insights on handling practical issues and their clinical relevance commonly encountered in diagnosing urinary bladder tumors. An analytic diagnostic approach will be utilized to address overlapping and distinctive histologic features as well as the usage of ancillary tools among these diagnostic dilemmas. Related material will be updated based on the 2016 WHO Classifications. Appropriate language for conveying key pathologic findings, particularly for equivocal and challenging scenarios, will be illustrated. A case-based and interactive approach between the presenters and attendees will be utilized. You will learn:
To illustrate the normal histology of urinary bladder and related potential microscopic staging pitfalls, namely the depth of invasion.
To discuss diagnostic issues in flat urothelial lesions, i.e. how to separate reactive processes from dysplasia and carcinoma in situ.
To classify papillary urothelial lesions, differentiate between papilloma, PUNLMP, low grade and high-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma.
To illustrate the morphologic features of several variants of invasive urothelial carcinoma and discuss their related clinical significance.
To discuss non-urothelial carcinomas and mesenchymal lesions, such as adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, pseudosarcomas, and sarcomas.
This course is designed for pathologists in training, practicing general surgical pathologists in community hospitals, and GU pathologists in academic medical centers. Clinical histories, patient’s symptoms, and electronic images of pathology will be available on the USCAP website to preview before come to the meeting. After the course, you will be able to review the presented PowerPoint slides during the meeting on the USCAP website.


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