Risk Associated Breast Lesions Core Needle Biopsy

By Hongxiu Ji, MD, PhD

A palpable or imaging-detected breast lesion is often first evaluated by core needle biopsy (CNB) under ultrasound, stereotactic or MRI guidance. The pathology can be divided into three categories: benign, malignant and risk-associated breast lesions.

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The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology

By Liqun Yin, MD

Salivary gland cytology presents many diagnostic challenges. Salivary gland tumors are one of the most heterogeneous groups of neoplasms, and salivary gland tumors are one of the most difficult areas of evaluation in cytology. The FNA sensitivity is between 86-100% with specificity somewhere between 48-94%.

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ICD-10: Coding Gynecological Specimens for Laboratory

By Tiris Mjelde

 The practice of medicine has changed dramatically in the last 25 years or so. New conditions have been discovered and many new treatments and medical devices have been developed. The ICD-10 code set that became effective on October 1, 2015, tries to capture the current practice of medicine and provide flexibility as it changes in the future.

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Immunoglobulin G4-related Disease

By David C. Hoak, M.D.

Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an increasingly recognized syndrome of unknown etiology, most often occurring in middle-aged and older men.

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Increasing Gonorrhea Rates Statewide

By David C. Hoak, M.D.

Health officials across the northwest are trying to figure out why they see a sizeable increase in the number of gonorrhea cases recently. Overall, the state reported a 34% increase in gonorrhea cases in a year’s time.

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Trichomonas—Ancient Protozoan

By Felix Martinez, Jr., M.D.

Trichomonas is a genus of protozoans that are parasites of vertebrates. Parasites live in their infected host, co-opt its resources, and cause disease.

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