Other Pathology

This heading reminds the pathologist to look for and comment on relevant predisposing and concurrent lesions, associated conditions and useful markers. Some examples are:

— gastric carcinoma, incomplete (type lib) intestinal metaplasia, gastric atrophy, dysplasia, synchronous MALToma, Helicobacter pylori

— colorectal carcinoma, adenomatous polyps, familial adenomatous polyposis coli, periampullary carcinoma and duodenal adenoma.

— thyroid medullary carcinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes.

— hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatitis B/C infection, cirrhosis, Budd-Chiari syndrome, varices.

Other general comments are included such as diagnostic criteria, immunophenotype, prognostic indicators, clinical and treatment parameters. Local recurrence and survival rates are both specific to individual sources and broadly indicative of the data available in the Bibliography references.

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