CASE STUDIES

This page offers a collection of interesting cases from the Penn Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine that are available to download as PDFs. To view specific case studies by organ system or subspecialty, use the filter checkboxes in the left sidebar.


56-year-old woman with 3.5 cm large right nasal mass, resected after 2 nondiagnostic biopsies

56-y-o female with 3.5 cm large right nasal mass, resected after two nondiagnostic biopsies

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33-year-old man with complex ethmoid sinus mass and imaging concerning for a sinonasal malignancy

33-y-o man with complex ethmoid sinus mass and imaging concerning for a sinonasal malignancy

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34-year-old man with AML with sudden onset of headache and fever

A 34-year-old man with AML who presented with sudden onset of headache and fever. Review of the sinuses revealed crusting and necrosis.

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36-year-old woman presenting with hemoptysis

36-yo female presenting with hemoptysis

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65-year-old man with 2.3 cm right lower thyroid nodule

65-yo male with 2.3 cm right lower thyroid nodule

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62-year-old man with a right posterior nasal mass

62-year-old man with a right posterior nasal mass

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56-year-old female presenting with a 3-month history of abdominal pain

56-year-old female presenting with a 3-month history of abdominal pain

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55-year-old male presenting with back pain

55-year-old male presenting with back pain

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65-year-old female with a mass involving the maxillary sinus

65-year-old female with a mass involving the maxillary sinus.

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74-year-old female with an extradural tumor compressing the right frontal lobe

74-year-old female with an extradural tumor compressing the right frontal lobe.

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35-year-old man with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal septal perforation

35-year-old man with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal septal perforation.

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54-year-old man with a 3.6 cm right neck mass

54-year-old man with a 3.6 cm right neck mass.

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21-year-old man with asthma, chronic sinusitis, polyps, headache and proptosis

21-year-old man with asthma, chronic sinusitis, polyps, headache and proptosis.

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57-year-old woman with a renal mass

57-year-old woman with a renal mass.

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63-year-old man with history of IV drug use

63-year-old man with history of IV drug use and current cocaine use.

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72-year-old man with polypoid esophageal mass

72-year-old man with polypoid esophageal mass.

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20-year-old woman with 3 cm mass in the tail of pancreas

20-year-old woman presented for evaluation of a 3 cm mass in the tail of pancreas.

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40-year-old man with increasing frequency of hypoglycemic spells

40-year-old man presented with increasing frequency of hypoglycemic spells for last 9 months.

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52-year-old woman with transient symptomatic hyperthyroidism

52-year-old woman with transient symptomatic hyperthyroidism (TSH – 0.03), followed by hypothyroidism.

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