Friday, February 15, 2019

Dr. Edward Lee
Dr. Edward Lee is among several others who have authored an interesting commentary on CTE entitled: Primum non nocere: a call for balance when reporting on CTE. It's worth a read!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Neuropathologist Robert Corona named CEO of Upstate Medical University

Robert J. Corona, DO, MBA
Dr. Robert Corona has been named chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Corona had been serving as the hospital’s interim CEO before his permanent appointment last month.

Corona did his neuropathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC (1990) and SUNY Health Sciences Center at Syracuse (1991).

At Upstate, Corona has served as chair of the pathology department, and medical director of neuropathology. He previously worked as a vice president at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, NY.

Corona was on my 2016 list of neuropathologists who are department chairs.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Radiologically suspected meningioma turns out to be WHO grade II Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma

Rosethal fiber in oval. Eosinophilic granular body in rectangle
Rosenthal fibers can be seen in non-neoplastic "compressed" brain tissue. For example, I once saw Rosenthal fibers in the spinal cord adjacent to an epidural abscess.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

An inquiry from Dr. Mike Lawlor

Dr. Mike Lawlor (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Hi Everyone,

The time has come for me to pursue re-certification from the American Board of Pathology, and my test period is in March.  As I’ve become a bit super-specialized in a single area, I feel that I’ll likely need to brush up on some topics in order to continue to be considered a neuropathologist.  I haven’t kept up very well with the range and type of educational resources available to neuropathologists for test preparation, and I could use some advice.  Does anyone have advice on educational materials appropriate for ABP re-certification in neuropathology?  I’m sure that others taking the exam this year would also read your comments with interest.

Thanks again,

-Mike Lawlor

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The new WHO Ocular Tumour “Blue Book” is now available!

Prepared by 64 contributors from 22 countries


More than 400 tables and color photos 
The new edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye is now on sale, just in time for Christmas! The latest edition is edited by Drs. Hans E. Grossniklaus, Charles Eberhart, and Tero Kivela. There are sections on all recognized neoplasms of the eye, lacrimal apparatus, and conjuctiva. Included are substantial changes to the classification of conjunctival neoplasia and melanoma, based on the latest molecular studies.  Information on clinical features in addition to prognostic and predictive factors for each tumour type are provided. Also included are updates to the existing ICD-O codes and new codes for use in epidemiology and cancer registration.

Chapters are as follows:
1. Conjunctiva and caruncle
2. Iris, ciliary body, and choroid
3. Retina and retinal pigment epithelium
4. Optic disc and optic nerve
5. Lacrimal gland
6. Lacrimal drainage system