Spotlight on Pathology

Over the next 2 months we will shine a light on some interesting pathology case reports that have been published over the years. Each week we'll be showcasing an article together with a link to some questions and answers to help you in your education. 

Case 3: Mistaken identity: endometrial or rectal cancer?

First, read the article 

Next, consider the following questions: 

- Which types of endometrial cancers are biologically more aggressive and ‘high grade’?

- The presented case emphasises the importance of clinicopathologic cooperation. In addition to the clinical findings and histopathologic appearances, what immunostains may help in differentiating a colorectal carcinoma from endometrial adenocarcinoma?

- How might an endometrial adenocarcinoma be pathologically differentiated from an endocervical adenocarcinoma infiltrating the uterine cavity?

Learn the answers here


Educational Q&A section

Read the following article then answer the questions below

In trauma, expect the unexpected: a rare case of post-traumatic pancreatitis associated with salmonellosis and enterocolitis

  1. - what is acute pancreatitis?
  2. - what defining features of acute pancreatitis should you be thinking about?
  3. - List the causes of pancreatitis in the order of prevalence
  4. - Which investigations do you need to perform?
  5. - How will you manage this patient? 
  6. - What complications of acute pancreatitis could the patient develop?