Monday, January 7, 2008

By Popular Demand: The Entire List of Neuropath@Nite Frozen Room Rules

1. You, and you alone, know if you need more tissue to make an intraoperative diagnosis.
2. When misdiagnosing a lesion, always strive to do the least amount of harm!
3. Lipid-laden macrophages are very strong evidence against the presence of a glioma.
4. Rule number 2 trumps rule number 3 (explained as: “It is easier to reoperate on a patient with a glioma initially misdiagnosed as a tumor-like demyelinating lesion, than replace resected demyelinated tissue initially misdiagnosed as gliomas.”)


jd said...

All true! (The photo should have been of him playing opera!)

Scout said...

I'd just like to suggest an additional rule, one which I posted behind me in the frozen section lab when in my fellowship at Barnes:

"It will be incredibly obvious tomorrow."