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Autopsy Services and Emergency Preparedness of a Tertiary Academic Hospital Mortuary for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: The Yale Plan.

Declan McGuone, John Sinard, James R Gill, Amanda Masters, Chen Liu, Raffaella Morotti, Vinita Parkash,

Pathology Autopsy and Mortuary Services have been front and center in the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Co-V-2) pandemic. The sheer number of fatalities from the pandemic have been unlike any other in recent memory and needed the rapid creation of new protocols and paradigms to manage the situation. ... Read more >>

Adv Anat Pathol (Advances in anatomic pathology)
[2020, 27(6):355-362]

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Omental macrophages secrete chemokine ligands that promote ovarian cancer colonization of the omentum via CCR1.

Venkatesh Krishnan, Supreeti Tallapragada, Bruce Schaar, Kalika Kamat, Anita M Chanana, Yue Zhang, Sonia Patel, Vinita Parkash, Carrie Rinker-Schaeffer, Ann K Folkins, Erinn B Rankin, Oliver Dorigo,

The omentum is the most common site of ovarian cancer metastasis. Immune cell clusters called milky spots are found throughout the omentum. It is however unknown if these immune cells contribute to ovarian cancer metastasis. Here we report that omental macrophages promote the migration and colonization of ovarian cancer cells ... Read more >>

Commun Biol (Communications biology)
[2020, 3(1):524]

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The Current State of Communication of Urgent and Significant, Unexpected Diagnoses in Anatomic Pathology.

Paul N Staats, Vinita Parkash, Christopher N Otis, Poonam Sharma, Olga Ioffe, Erika R Bracamonte,

CONTEXT.—:The concept of critical diagnoses in anatomic pathology is relatively recent and rigorous study of the issue is quite limited. The College of American Pathologists and Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology issued a consensus statement in 2012. There has been no multi-institutional study of communication policies since ... Read more >>

Arch Pathol Lab Med (Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine)
[2020, 144(9):1067-1074]

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Reproducibility of AJCC Criteria for Classifying Deeply Invasive Colon Cancers Is Suboptimal for Consistent Cancer Staging.

Nicole C Panarelli, Suntrea T G Hammer, Jingmei Lin, Purva Gopal, ILKe Nalbantoglu, Lili Zhao, Jerome Cheng, Adam J Gersten, Jonathan B McHugh, Vinita Parkash, Elena Lucas, Maria Westerhoff,

The eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Staging Manual attempts to address ambiguity in the pT category assignment for colon cancer from prior editions. Despite modifications, the distinction between the pT3 and pT4a categories continues to be a source of diagnostic confusion. In this study, we ... Read more >>

Am J Surg Pathol (The American journal of surgical pathology)
[2020, 44(10):1381-1388]

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Risk Assessment of Autopsy-Acquired SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Vinita Parkash, Stephen M Smith,

Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. (Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine)
[2020, :]

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VIRAL TRANSPORTATION IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC: INACTIVATED VIRUS TRANSPORTATION SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING AT DIAGNOSTICS LABORATORIES.

Rajan Dewar, David Baunoch, Kirk Wojno, Vinita Parkash, Roya Khosravi-Far,

Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. (Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine)
[2020, :]

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Current Procedural Terminology Coding in an Academic Breast Pathology Service.

Emily S Reisenbichler, Andrea L Barbieri, Vinita Parkash,

Am. J. Surg. Pathol. (The American journal of surgical pathology)
[2020, 44(4):566]

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Endometrial tumors with yolk sac tumor-like morphologic patterns or immunophenotypes: an expanded appraisal.

Oluwole Fadare, Nada Shaker, Abrar Alghamdi, Raji Ganesan, Krisztina Z Hanley, Lien N Hoang, Jonathan L Hecht, Philip P Ip, Nuha Shaker, Andres A Roma, Vinita Parkash, Hussain Abubakr,

Uterine yolk sac tumors have gained increased recognition in recent years. The current study is a multi-faceted examination of yolk sac tumor-like phenotypes in endometrial tumors, based on an analysis of 3 groups of uterine tumors: Group 1: 9 endometrial tumors that had been classified as yolk sac tumor, or ... Read more >>

Mod. Pathol. (Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc)
[2019, 32(12):1847-1860]

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Endometrial Carcinoma: Grossing, Frozen Section Evaluation, Staging, and Sentinel Lymph Node Evaluation.

Vinita Parkash, Oluwole Fadare,

This article gives an overview of the pathologic assessment of resection specimens removed for uterine carcinoma. Areas of controversy and recent developments in pathologic staging are addressed. This includes assessment of myometrial invasion in the setting of adenomyosis, fallopian tube involvement, and vascular invasion. An overview of the role and ... Read more >>

Surg Pathol Clin (Surgical pathology clinics)
[2019, 12(2):329-342]

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Pathology of Endometrioid and Clear Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary.

Oluwole Fadare, Vinita Parkash,

This review is an appraisal of the current state of knowledge of 2 enigmatic histotypes of ovarian carcinoma: endometrioid and clear cell carcinoma. Both show an association endometriosis and the hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch) syndrome, and both typically present at an early stage. Pathologic and immunohistochemical features that distinguish ... Read more >>

Surg Pathol Clin (Surgical pathology clinics)
[2019, 12(2):529-564]

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Pseudovascular Invasion: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Endometrial Cancer.

Farinaz Seifi, Vinita Parkash, Mitchell Clark, Gulden Menderes, Christina Tierney, Dan-Arin Silasi, Masoud Azodi,

Background and Objectives:To determine if the use of an intrauterine manipulator is associated with an increased incidence of pseudovascular invasion on pathologic evaluation of hysterectomy specimens for endometrial cancer and to assess the possible implications of pseudovascular space invasion in the treatment of endometrial cancer. Methods:We performed a retrospective cohort ... Read more >>

JSLS (JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
[2019, 23(2):]

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Targeted Molecular and Immunohistochemical Analyses of Endometrial Clear Cell Carcinoma Show that POLE Mutations and DNA Mismatch Repair Protein Deficiencies Are Uncommon.

Nick Baniak, Oluwole Fadare, Martin Köbel, John DeCoteau, Vinita Parkash, Jonathan L Hecht, Krisztina Z Hanley, Katja Gwin, Wenxin Zheng, Charles M Quick, Elke A Jarboe, Sharon X Liang, Mary Kinloch,

Endometrial clear cell carcinoma (ECCC) is an uncommon histotype without unique identified molecular alterations. Recently, The Cancer Genome Atlas molecular subtypes have been reported in ECCC. ECCC cases were collected from 11 institutions with diagnoses confirmed by morphologic review and immunohistochemistry. DNA mismatch repair (MMR) proteins, p53 expression, and ARID1A ... Read more >>

Am. J. Surg. Pathol. (The American journal of surgical pathology)
[2019, 43(4):531-537]

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Guidelines to Aid in the Distinction of Endometrial and Endocervical Carcinomas, and the Distinction of Independent Primary Carcinomas of the Endometrium and Adnexa From Metastatic Spread Between These and Other Sites.

Colin J R Stewart, Christopher P Crum, W Glenn McCluggage, Kay J Park, Joanne K Rutgers, Esther Oliva, Anais Malpica, Vinita Parkash, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Brigitte M Ronnett,

In most cases of suspected endometrial neoplasia tumor origin can be correctly assigned according to a combination of clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features, even when the latter are based upon the examination of relatively small biopsy samples. However there are well-recognized exceptions to this rule which continue to create diagnostic ... Read more >>

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38 Suppl 1:S75-S92]

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Current Practices in the Processing, Diagnosis, and Reporting of Endometrial Carcinoma: Results of a Web-based Survey by the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists (ISGyP).

Vinita Parkash, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Esther Oliva, Anais Malpica, W Glenn McCluggage,

There have been significant advances in our understanding of the biology and classification of endometrial carcinoma, over the last few years, and the new prediction models proposed for prognostication. To accurately diagnose and stage tumors and apply these prediction models, it is necessary that there be standardized processing of specimens, ... Read more >>

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38 Suppl 1:S3-S8]

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International Society of Gynecological Pathologists (ISGyP) Endometrial Cancer Project: Guidelines From the Special Techniques and Ancillary Studies Group.

Kathleen R Cho, Kumarasen Cooper, Sabrina Croce, Bojana Djordevic, Simon Herrington, Brooke Howitt, Pei Hui, Philip Ip, Martin Koebel, Sigurd Lax, Bradley J Quade, Patricia Shaw, August Vidal, Anna Yemelyanova, Blaise Clarke, Lora Hedrick Ellenson, Teri A Longacre, Ie-Ming Shih, W Glenn McCluggage, Anais Malpica, Esther Oliva, Vinita Parkash, Xavier Matias-Guiu,

The aim of this article is to propose guidelines and recommendations in problematic areas in pathologic reporting of endometrial carcinoma (EC) regarding special techniques and ancillary studies. An organizing committee designed a comprehensive survey with different questions related to pathologic features, diagnosis, and prognosis of EC that was sent to ... Read more >>

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38 Suppl 1:S114-S122]

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High-grade Endometrial Carcinomas: Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Features, Diagnostic Challenges and Recommendations.

Rajmohan Murali, Ben Davidson, Oluwole Fadare, Joseph A Carlson, Christopher P Crum, C Blake Gilks, Julie A Irving, Anais Malpica, Xavier Matias-Guiu, W Glenn McCluggage, Khush Mittal, Esther Oliva, Vinita Parkash, Joanne K L Rutgers, Paul N Staats, Colin J R Stewart, Carmen Tornos, Robert A Soslow,

This review of challenging diagnostic issues concerning high-grade endometrial carcinomas is derived from the authors' review of the literature followed by discussions at the Endometrial Cancer Workshop sponsored by the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists in 2016. Recommendations presented are evidence-based, insofar as this is possible, given that the levels ... Read more >>

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38 Suppl 1:S40-S63]

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Endometrial Carcinoma Diagnosis: Use of FIGO Grading and Genomic Subcategories in Clinical Practice: Recommendations of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists.

Robert A Soslow, Carmen Tornos, Kay J Park, Anais Malpica, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Esther Oliva, Vinita Parkash, Joseph Carlson, W Glenn McCluggage, C Blake Gilks,

In this review, we sought to address 2 important issues in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma: how to grade endometrial endometrioid carcinomas and how to incorporate the 4 genomic subcategories of endometrial carcinoma, as identified through The Cancer Genome Atlas, into clinical practice. The current International Federation of Gynecology and ... Read more >>

Int J Gynecol Pathol (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38 Suppl 1:S64-S74]

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The International Society of Gynecological Pathologists (ISGyP) Endometrial Carcinoma Project.

W Glenn McCluggage, Anais Malpica, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Esther Oliva, Vinita Parkash,

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38 Suppl 1:S1-S2]

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The Spectrum of Morphologic Alterations Associated With Infarction in Endometrial Polyps: A Report of 41 Cases.

Oluwole Fadare, Idris L Renshaw, Vinita Parkash,

The authors describe the clinicopathologic features of a group of endometrial polyps that exhibited large areas of infarction, to highlight the spectrum of morphologic alterations that may occur in this setting, including moderate cytologic atypia in a subset. Forty-one infarcted endometrial polyps, classified as such based on the presence therein ... Read more >>

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38(1):32-43]

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Pathologic Prognostic Factors in Endometrial Carcinoma (Other Than Tumor Type and Grade).

Naveena Singh, Lynn Hirschowitz, Richard Zaino, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Maire A Duggan, Rouba Ali-Fehmi, Elizabeth Euscher, Jonathan L Hecht, Lars-Christian Horn, Olga Ioffe, Xavier Matias-Guiu, W Glenn McCluggage, Yoshiki Mikami, Jaume Ordi, Vinita Parkash, M Ruhul Quddus, Charles M Quick, Annette Staebler, Charles Zaloudek, Marisa Nucci, Anais Malpica, Esther Oliva,

Although endometrial carcinoma (EC) is generally considered to have a good prognosis, over 20% of women with EC die of their disease, with a projected increase in both incidence and mortality over the next few decades. The aim of accurate prognostication is to ensure that patients receive optimal treatment and ... Read more >>

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38 Suppl 1:S93-S113]

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Endometrial Carcinoma, Grossing and Processing Issues: Recommendations of the International Society of Gynecologic Pathologists.

Anais Malpica, Elizabeth D Euscher, Jonathan L Hecht, Rouba Ali-Fehmi, Charles M Quick, Naveena Singh, Lars-Christian Horn, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Lynn Hirschowitz, Máire Duggan, Jaume Ordi, Vinita Parkash, Yoshiki Mikami, M Ruhul Quddus, Richard Zaino, Annette Staebler, Charles Zaloudek, W Glenn McCluggage, Esther Oliva,

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic neoplasm in developed countries; however, updated universal guidelines are currently not available to handle specimens obtained during the surgical treatment of patients affected by this disease. This article presents recommendations on how to gross and submit sections for microscopic examination of hysterectomy specimens ... Read more >>

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38 Suppl 1:S9-S24]

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Early Loss of Histone H2B Monoubiquitylation Alters Chromatin Accessibility and Activates Key Immune Pathways That Facilitate Progression of Ovarian Cancer.

Jagmohan Hooda, Marián Novak, Matthew P Salomon, Chikako Matsuba, Romela I Ramos, Emily MacDuffie, Melissa Song, Michelle S Hirsch, Jenny Lester, Vinita Parkash, Beth Y Karlan, Moshe Oren, Dave S Hoon, Ronny Drapkin,

Recent insights supporting the fallopian tube epithelium (FTE) and serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas (STIC) as the tissue of origin and the precursor lesion, respectively, for the majority of high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas (HGSOC) provide the necessary context to study the mechanisms that drive the development and progression of HGSOC. Here, ... Read more >>

Cancer Res (Cancer research)
[2019, 79(4):760-772]

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Learning from tragedy: the Julia Berg story.

Mark L Graber, Dan Berg, Welcome Jerde, Phillip Kibort, Andrew P J Olson, Vinita Parkash,

This is a case report involving diagnostic errors that resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl, and commentaries on the case from her parents and involved providers. Julia Berg presented with fatigue, fevers, sore throat and right sided flank pain. Based on a computed tomography (CT) scan that identified ... Read more >>

Diagnosis (Berl) (Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany))
[2018, 5(4):257-266]

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Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Gynecologic Tract: A Clinicopathologic Analysis of 17 Cases.

Oluwole Fadare, Mohamed M Desouki, Katja Gwin, Krisztina Z Hanley, Elke A Jarboe, Sharon X Liang, Charles M Quick, Kojo R Rawish, Andres A Roma, Wenxin Zheng, Jonathan L Hecht, Vinita Parkash, Adeboye O Osunkoya,

Clear cell renal cell carcinomas (CCRCC) rarely metastasizes to the gynecologic tract. In this study, we analyzed a multi-institutional data set to provide insights into the clinical, morphologic, and immunophenotypic features of this phenomenon. Seventeen metastatic CCRCC involving the gynecologic tract [ovary/fallopian tube (n=9), vulva (n=2), uterine corpus (n=3), cervix ... Read more >>

Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2018, 37(6):525-535]

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Fallopian Tube Lesions in Women at High Risk for Ovarian Cancer: A Multicenter Study.

Kala Visvanathan, Patricia Shaw, Betty J May, Asli Bahadirli-Talbott, Alpana Kaushiva, Harvey Risch, Steven Narod, Tian-Li Wang, Vinita Parkash, Russell Vang, Douglas A Levine, Robert Soslow, Robert Kurman, Ie-Ming Shih,

The prognosis of women diagnosed with invasive high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSC) is poor. More information about serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) and serous tubal intraepithelial lesions (STIL), putative precursor lesions of HGSC, could inform prevention efforts. We conducted a multicenter study to identify risk/protective factors associated with STIC/STILs and ... Read more >>

Cancer Prev Res (Phila) (Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.))
[2018, 11(11):697-706]

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