CASE STUDIES

Short case studies from Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, and allied health staff

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This month’s PathWays Case Studies test your anatomic pathology, laboratory genetics, hematopathology, and clinical core laboratory knowledge. View each case and see if you can make the correct diagnosis.
By April Josselyn • February 6, 2018
This month's PathWays Case Studies test your anatomic pathology, liver pathology, and hematopathology knowledge. View each case and see if you can make the correct diagnosis.
By April Josselyn • January 9, 2018
Review the differential peripheral blood counts from a​ 76-year-old gentleman who presented with severe fatigue and night sweats. Can you make a diagnosis?
By April Josselyn • October 31, 2017
This case presents an unusual colon polyp on an asymptomatic early 70 year-old male. At the time of screening colonoscopy, two small left colon polyps were noted and excised. What is the diagnosis?
By Gary Keeney, M.D. • October 26, 2017
A 71-year-old woman presented with pruritus, fatigue, and unintentional weight loss. Review the case and make a diagnosis.
By April Josselyn • October 24, 2017
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents the following objects that were seen in a Papanicolaou-stained urine specimen from an elderly man with hematuria. They varied in size, measuring ~ 70 micrometers in length. All images were taken using the 40x objective. What is the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 18, 2017
This week's case study reviews the hCG levels of a 36-year-old woman with a non-neoplastic gestational trophoblastic disease. View the case and make a diagnosis.
By April Josselyn • October 17, 2017
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents the following objects that were seen in a urine specimen obtained from a 16-year old male from Northern Africa. The urine was noted to be grossly bloody. What is the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 11, 2017