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