Neuropathology Blog is back
It ' s been more than a year since I ' ve posted anything on this site. But, I ' ve thought on and off about reviving the blog. Finally, I have come around to it. So, stay tuned as new posts are coming.... (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - January 7, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Brain Pathology's “Under your Microscope” Now Underway
This just in from today ' s guest blogger Dr. Rachael Vaubel: Brain Pathology “Under your Microscope” is finally up and running! For anyone unfamiliar, this series is a new Case Image series, which took the place of the Case of the Month. This new series presents unusual and interesting “unknown” cases that we come across in daily practice with differential diagnoses and teaching points. The case history is presented along with digital microscopy files allowing the readers to take a first look at the whole scanned slides as they would appear under their microscope. It is a fant astic educational resource for train...
Source: neuropathology blog - September 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs

Webinar in Quantitative Digital Pathology Methods Applied to Neuropathology
Dr. Maggie Flanagan of Northwestern University recently informed me of the upcoming digital pathology webinar session which Dr. Pete Nelson will be leading this month. Here are the details: Quantitative Digital Pathology Methods Applied to Neuropathology Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11:00am ET The ADRC Digital Pathology Working Group in collaboration with NACC invite you to attend a one-hour webinar session which will provide an overview on developing and understanding questions in science that can be answered using digital neuropathology. SPEAKERS Peter T. Nelson, MD, PhD - Professor of Pathology; Director of Neuropath...
Source: neuropathology blog - September 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Forensic Neuropathology Symposium kicks off 97th Annual AANP Meeting
Dr. Marc Del Bigio of the University of Manitoba was first in the line-up for an excellent forensic neuropathology symposium as a satellite preface to the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists. His discussion was entitled " Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Outside of the Sports Arena " . After a review of the history of the development of CTE as a diagnostic entity, Dr. Del Bigio discussed the fact that this disease does not only occur among athletes. Dr. Del Bigio studied 111 brains in a routine autopsy service of patients aged 18 to 60 years old. Del Bigio and his group found that the cases...
Source: neuropathology blog - June 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Coronavirus does not infect the brain but still inflicts damage, study finds
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not infect brain cells but can inflict significant neurological damage, according to a new autopsy study. SARS-CoV-2 likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage, according toa new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. " There ' s been considerable debate about whether this virus infects the brain, but we were unable to find any signs of virus inside brain cells of more than 40 COVID-19 patients, " says James E. Goldman, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and a leading author ...
Source: neuropathology blog - May 10, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

2021 Update on Meningeal Solitary Fibrous Tumor
Meningeal Solitary Fibrous Tumor (SFT) is an uncommon tumor, accounting for less than 1% of CNS tumors. It is a fibroblastic neoplasm with a genomic inversion at the 12q13 locus, leading to NAB2-STAT6 gene fusion and surrogate nuclear STAT6 immunohistochemical expression. SFT generally affects adults in the fifth to seventh decades. It is dural-based and typically supratentorial, but 10% have a spinal location. SFT has a high propensity for recurrence and metstasis, at times occuring decades after initial diagnosis. Imaging often prompts a pre-operative assumption of meningioma as the diagnosis. Histologically, the tumor h...
Source: neuropathology blog - April 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

Glioma diagnostics and research in JoVE
I recently received an email from Chun-Chieh (Paul) Lin and George Zanazzi at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. They were invited as editors for a new Methods Collection in JoVE focusing on "Glioma diagnostics and research" . Dr. Lin and Zanazzi write: " We intend to highlight techniques used in the diagnostic classification of glial neoplasms and also in vivo or in vitro glioma research models. We welcome a variety of submissions covering these challenging but interesting neoplasms. " Please feel free to contact Paul (Chun-Chieh.Lin@hitchcock.org) and George (George.J.Zanazzi@hitchcock.org) for details!Dr. Paul LinDr. G...
Source: neuropathology blog - March 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Dr. Mauro C. Dal Canto (January 1, 1944 – December 16, 2020)
I recently received word from Dr. Eddie Lee of the passing of Dr. Maura Dal Canto due to a tragic aircraft accident.Dr. Maura Dal CantoDr. Dal Canto was a neuropathologist at Northwestern for many years and a member of the American Association of Neuropathologists as well. Here isDr. Canto ' s obituary.  (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

History and Overview of Digital Pathology Webinar Scheduled for Monday, March 8
I recently received notification fromMargaret E. Flanagan, M.D., assistant professor of pathology at Northwestern, about an upcoming event featuring several well-known neuropathologists.  You can register for the eventhere. Thanks very much, Dr. Flanagan!Dr. Margaret E. Flanagan History& Overview of Digital PathologyWebinar - March 8, 2021  The ADRC Digital Pathology Working Group and National Alzheimer ' s Coordinating Center are excited to host the following webinar on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11am ET/ 8am PT! History and Overview of Digital PathologyJoin us on March 8th as ...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Dr. William Yong of UC Irvine co-authors timely update of neuro-COVID
 I recently received an email from the illustriousWilliam Yong, MD at UC Irvine Health. He alerted me to an excellent article which he co-authored entitledNeuropathology of COVID-19 (neuro-COVID): Clinicopathological Update.  Dr. Yong writes: "I don ’t normally forward my pubicationss but will do so for this COVID Neuropath review (reviewed over 180 cases from the literature) since things move fast with COVID literature and as Free Neuropathology is a new journal and not in Pubmed yet.  The paper will eventually get into Pubmed as its is NIH funded but process is slower. The article is open access and...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: infectious disease Source Type: blogs

There is no right career path: A perspective from an immigrant physician-scientist and neuropathologist
Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD recently wrote an interesting post on his journey as a immigrant physician-scientist in the United States.Here ' s the link. His conclusion:"Some amount of foresight and planning is obviously important for success in any field. But most successful careers do not follow a prescribed trajectory. It ’s debatable whether meticulous career forecasting and vetting is any better than planning for the future in broad strokes, leaving some things to chance, and believing that one always has the power to make a change. Life is an exploration, not a Cuneiform tablet. And there is no such thing as the...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Brain Pathology and the International Society of Neuropathology have established Twitter accounts
For readers wanting updates on the latest developments in neuropathology via social media, I recommend two Twitter accounts:Brian PathologyInternational Society of Neuropathology (ISN)Among recent tweets were a link to a minisymposium on the molecular pathogenesis of prion diseases (Brain Pathology) and the latest news about the upcoming AANP meeting (ISN). (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - June 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs

J. Hume Adams has passed away
J. Hume Adams in 1972J. Hume Adams, Professor of Neuropathology in Glasgow, has died. With David Graham, Adams edited the fourth and fifth editions of Greenfield ' s Neuropathology. During his career, Adams made great advances in the study of neurotrauma. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - April 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Neuropathologist Matija Snuderl featured in major journal discussing the use of artificial intelligence in cancer diagnostics
Dr. Matija Snuderl, neuropathologist and molecular pathologist at  New York University Langone Health, was featured ina recent article appearing inNature (March 26, 2020, Vol 579, p S14-S16). The article, which addresses the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnostics, opens with Dr. Snuderl experiencing a moment that many of us neuropathologists have had wherein we hesitate before signing out a case because of a feeling that something might be just a bit different about a particular specimen. That feeling prompts us to do something else (run more ancillary testing, get a consult, sleep on it and ta...
Source: neuropathology blog - April 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Matthew Anderson, MD, PhDDr. Matt Anderson, chief of neuropathology at Beth Israel in Boston, forwarded me arecent article fromThe Scientist.The article describes the experience ofAlessandro Laurenzi, a biologist working in Bologna, Italy, regarding the proposition that COVID-19 infected patients can have transient loss of the sense of smell. Olfactory sensory loss may play a role in early diagnosis, but it may also help in understanding pathogensis.Dr. Anderson is quoted in the article, stating that central nervous system involvement by the virus may play a part in the respiratory symptomatology. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: infectious disease Source Type: blogs