Tiene usted un tumor, ¡pero es tan mono!


El post original se titula Bad news: you have a tumor. Good news: it’s really cute!, del blog NCBI ROFL. Este blog lo tenía incluido en el apartado “humor” de mi lector de feeds, ya que se trata de un blog donde sus autores, estudiantes de doctorado en Biología Molecular y Celular, recogen los artículos reales de estudios divertidos o curiosos indizados en PubMed. Hace un tiempo, la popularidad de este blog creció tanto que fue absorbido por Discoblogs.

Volvamos al tema del post… en la entrada original los autores han localizado varios artículos que hablan sobre las imágenes curiosas que localizan algunos patólogos en sus trabajos diarios, por ejemplo:

Nonproliferative Fibrocystic Changes and the Easter Bunny:

A 46-year-old woman had an excisional breast biopsy that revealed nonproliferative fibrocystic changes as the only histopathologic abnormality. Although it was not Easter at the time of diagnosis, an Easter bunny was found hiding in one of the dilated ducts, which also contained amorphous eosinophilic secretions. A benign diagnosis in a breast biopsy (or any other biopsy) is good news for the patient at any time of the year, but even more special when accompanied by this little fellow.

Images in pathology. Even the bone smiles!

Figure 1 shows an unusual bone finding from a 56-year-old woman’s biopsy. We encountered a “smiling” osseous trabecula; we do not know why it is so happy; nevertheless we want to share it with all fellow pathologists because a beautiful smile is always a beautiful smile!

Images in pathology. Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of vulva that wanted to be a puppy.

Squamous cell carcinomas of the vulva are usually well differentiated. Foci of invasion may be well circumscribed and show maturation (the head of the puppy). For such foci located close to the epidermis, diagnosis of invasion may pose a challenge. Careful examination and deeper levels may disclose clear cut foci of invasion. How many such foci can you find here?  For answer see below.

NCBI ROFL: Bad news: you have a tumor. Good news: it’s really cute!
NCBI ROFL: Bad news: you have a tumor. Good news: it’s really cute!
NCBI ROFL: Bad news: you have a tumor. Good news: it’s really cute!

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