Case Histories for the Meeting of Monday April 7th, 2008

SB 5161 John Iacco, M.D. Washington Hospital (S07-5689)

33 yr old woman with a right nasopharyngeal mass. MRI studies reveal a 2.3 cm mass consisting of "fat". Clinical differential diagnosis: lipoma vs liposarcoma.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5162 Lynne Brewer, M.D. Kaiser Walnut Creek (WCR-S07-31818)

41 yr old woman with a 1.5 cm recurrent mass, dorsum of the left foot.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5163 Joelle Lambert, M.D. Kaiser Santa Clara (SCH-S07-27392)

67 yr old woman with history of a myeloproliferative disorder, presented with a pigmented left neck skin lesion. Biopsy showed malignant melanoma. Patient now undergoes wide local excision and sentinel node dissection.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5164 Luis Fajardo, M.D. Palo Alto VA Medical Center (NM 87131-5091)

This 58 yr old man died 10 months after receiving an orthotopic heart transplant for idiopathic cardiomyopathy. At autopsy, the heart was enlarged (580 g). Sections are from the transplanted heart.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5165 Joe Rabban, M.D. UCSF Medical Center (S00-66)

73 yr old woman with vaginal bleeding and a bulky cervical mass.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5166 Ryan Gill, M.D. and Charles Zaloudek, M.D. UCSF Medical Center


61 yr old man has CT scan of abdomen for work-up of recently diagnosed abdominal wall melanoma. A renal mass is discovered and patient undergoes radical nephrectomy.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5167 Ankur Sangoi, M.D. and John Higgins, M.D. Stanford Medical Center


41 yr old woman with clinical history of ESRD is found to have a renal mass. Nephrectomy is performed. Of note, an identical tumor was diagnosed in the opposite kidney 5 years ago.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5168 Mahendra Ranchod, M.D. Good Samaritan Hospital (web case)

57 yr old man with an 8 mm left chest skin nodule.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5169 Ray Azzi, M.D. Santa Clara Valley Med Center (web case)

Cecal biopsy from a 65 year old woman with "colitis".

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

SB 5170 Ray Azzi, M.D. Santa Clara Valley Med Center (web case)

38 year old female with vague right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and vomiting. Submitted for review: CT scan, intraoperative photo, and two gross photos.

Diagnosis: ______________________________________________________________

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