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What is the difference between a histology and a pathology report?

What is the difference between a histology and a pathology report?

Unclear question: Histology usually refers to microscopic features of a tissue. Pathology report has interpretation of the findings and is usually more than just histology. Pathology reports also deal with blood tests, microbial cultures and genetic tests. ...Read more

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When studying I get lost, repetition of material isn't working, how can I study histology?

When studying I get lost, repetition of material isn't working, how can I study histology?

Does you med: school have free tutors? At my med school some of the PhD students helped to tutor us med students in the evening ? ...Read more

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What is the difference between morphology and histology?

Histology is the mic: Morphology is the shape of something. Histology refers to the microscopic appearance of a tissue. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a histology and a pathology report?

Unclear question: Histology usually refers to microscopic features of a tissue. Pathology report has interpretation of the findings and is usually more than just histology. Pathology reports also deal with blood tests, microbial cultures and genetic tests. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a histology report and pathology report?

They are the same: The pathology report includes histology report which records the microscopic appearance of the tissues and describes the cells etc. ...Read more

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What's the accuracy of histology in diagnosing malignancies? How often do you have to go back for another sample?

What's the accuracy of histology in diagnosing malignancies?  How often do you have to go back for another sample?

Depends on tissue: Histology is the study of tissues under the microscope. Most cancer biopsies are reviewed under the microscope after staining and have characteristic signs of malignancy. If the biopsy sample is inadequate, does not include normal tissue borders, or involves tissues that are difficult to diagnose by histology alone then further samples or other tests may be required. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the histology of hypertension?

Can you tell me the histology of hypertension?

Essential HTN: Essential HTN is the cause of most hypertension. We can treat it though we don't truly know the cause. A very small percentage of hypertension are known as secondary htn, have known causes such a renal artery stenosis, pheocromocytoma and other rare disorders. These are rare. I have personally had two cases in twelve years of active practice... More important that the cause is aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Could nephroblastoma start out with favorable histology, but for some reason, turn anaplastic (of unfavorable histology)?

Could nephroblastoma start out with favorable histology, but for some reason, turn anaplastic (of unfavorable histology)?

Hard to say: The standard of care for this tumor in the US is immediate removal of the entire tumor (and kidney) at diagnosis. In that situation there is no remaining tumor to change. At times the tumor is too large to remove at first; approach is to biopsy, give chemo, remove later. The biopsy may show favorable and removed kidney show anaplasia as anaplasia can be patchy and missed on biopsy. ...Read more

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Can nephroblastoma start out with favorable histology, but for some reason, turn anaplastic? Any help appreciated!

Can nephroblastoma start out with favorable histology, but for some reason, turn anaplastic? Any help appreciated!

Histo can change: Survival with nephroblastoma will change with duration and nodal status. Children with Wilms tumor (nephroblastoma) who have a particular risk of failure at relapse or at primary diagnosis where at least 15% presented with regional nodal metastasis should be treated with high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous peripheral blood stem cell rescue if needed. Nearly ½ will remain NED at 5 yrs. ...Read more