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Journal of Clinical Pathology

December 2009

Rasty G, Hauspy J, Bandarchi B. Assessment of sentinel lymph node in cervical cancer: review of literature. J Clin Pathol 2009;62:1062–5.

A good overview of the role of sentinel node examination in uterine cervix cancer.

Butany J, Ahn E, Luk A. Drug-related cardiac pathology. J Clin Pathol 2009;62:1074–84.

Comprehensive and thorough overview of the cardiotoxic effects of a wide spectrum of drugs that are in routine use. Excellent resource if one encounters or is considering a drug-induced cardiac lesion.

Perez-Ordonez B. Hamartomas, papillomas and adenocarcinomas of the sinonasal tract and nasopharynx. J Clin Pathol 2009;62:1085–95.

Hamartomas, papillomas and sinonasal/nasopharyngeal carcinomas are the topic of review in this ‘My Approach’ series. This author shares his experience with REAH, glandular (seromucinous) hamartona, exophytic/inverted/cylindrical cell papillomas and low-grade sinonasal/intestinal type adenocarcinomas. Nicely written, easy to understand review of a potentially confusing area in head and neck pathology. (See also: Am J Surg Pathol 2009;33:401.)

Boyle DP, McCluggage WG. Combined actinomycotic and pseudoactinomycotic radiate granules in the female genital tract: description of a series of cases. J Clin Pathol 2009;62:1123–6.

Actinomycosis of the gynaecological tract is well described in patients with intrauterine contraceptive devices. Pseudoactinomycotic radiate granules (PAMRAG) of the endometrium are also well recognised and should not be confused with organisms. This paper highlights the coexistence of both actinomycosis forming a central nidus (Gram, silver positive filamentous organisms) surrounded by PAMRAG with eosinophilic club-like structures (again not to confuse the latter with Splendore–Hoeppli phenomenon). This study also documents these combined lesions in the cervix and vulva. PAMRAG comprise calcium, lipid, glycoprotein, copper, phosphate and iron.

American Journal of Surgical Pathology

December 2009

Jagdis A, Rubin BP, Tubbs RR, et al. Prospective evaluation of TLE1 as a …

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