Original release date: April 17, 2020
Access to this course expires on: January 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Faculty: Frank A. Mitros, MD
- Clinical-pathologic correlation is a term which escapes conscious thought because it has become “boiler-plate” and, as such, is nearly always disregarded. Despite this, it is a process crucial to the practice of pathology and therefore to the quality of healthcare. It is particularly important in the diagnosis of liver and gastrointestinal disease and can be disregarded only with significant peril (to patients and physicians). Cases will illustrate its importance.
- Adverse reactions to medications remain under-diagnosed, particularly with regards to liver disease. Examples of how it can be recognized will be discussed.
- There are cases in which the histologic and the clinical diagnoses are congruent or completely or partially at odds. Examples of the importance of resolving those cases in which there is a discrepancy will be discussed.