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View Resource Pathology Case Study: Cavitary Lesion in the Right Upper Lung Lobe

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular case, a 39-year-old woman was treated at an outside institution after experiencing two weeks of chills and a non-productive cough. The patient?s history section includes data on the patient's episodic bronchitis and cigarette u...

View Resource Pathology Case Study: Bilateral Pneumonia

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which describes a 75 year old woman "with a past medical history of significant for a 6 month history of cryoglobulinemia with vasculitis, congestive heart failure, hypertension, cryptogenic cirrhosis, peripheral vascular disease, chronic renal insufficiency, anemia, degenerative joint disease, and...

View Resource Pathology Case Study: Back Pain

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 62-year-old woman who presented with two months of back pain. Visitors are given patient history, laboratory findings, along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of...

View Resource Breathing Lessons

Here learners investigate, diagnose, and assess the severity of emphysema in the lungs of three patients using transverse CT images of the upper and lower lungs. Students use the imaging software WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, to determine the area of "dead air" in each section and hence the extent of emphysema.

View Resource Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Nodules

This pediatric pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. The learning objectives located at the top of the page are a great way for students to evaluate their learning progress. This case involves a 12-year-old girl presenting with recurrent lung nodules. Images...

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