Journey To The Center Of The Chest: An Expert’s Perspective On Mediastinal Pathology 2023



Course Description

Mediastinal pathology has a fascinating specificity in surgical pathology, because it is focused primarily on a single gland (the thymus) that involutes as we age, is more prominent in children than in adults, and requires a unique approach to diagnosis and clinical course. The infrequency of mediastinal tumors influences evolution of expertise by individual pathologists and their institutions. The recent introduction of new classification and staging schemas poses a novel challenge for those confronted with assessing mediastinal lesions. It is essential for practicing pathologists to become familiar with new modalities that impact treatment options and clinical outcomes. It is even more important to become familiar with the diversity of tumors that can occur in the mediastinal compartment. This course provides a unique opportunity for a tutorial in mediastinal pathology by a single internationally recognized expert from MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Expand the knowledge of mediastinal pathology in general
  • Determine which features are important in separating some of the most common thymic tumors
  • Become familiar with different staging schemas
  • Become familiar with different nomenclatures
  • Determine which cases need further work-up with immunohistochemistry or molecular techniques

Target Audience

  • Practicing academic pathologists
  • Practicing community pathologists
  • Pathologists-in-Training


  • Histological Classification and Staging of Thymic Epithelial Neoplasm
  • Case Discussion: Thymic Epithelial Neoplasms
  • Interpretation of Mediastinal Biopsies
  • Case Discussion: Uncommon Tumors of the Mediastinum
  • Case Discussion: Lymphoid Tumors of the Mediastinum
  • Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumors
  • Case Discussion: Germ Cell Tumors

Details : 7 Videos , 7 PDF

Price : $ 60

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