General Tips for the Pathology Exam

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1. Definition

2. Classification (if any)

3. Morphology

a. Macroscopy

  • What does it look like from the naked eye?
  • Colour? Consistency?

b. Microscopy

  • What does it looks like under the microscope?
  • Key features? (e.g. Reed-Sternberg Cells in Hodgkin's Lymphoma)
  • Staining.

4. Complications

  • The main complications of any pathology. Always remember that the main complication of any malignant tumour is metastasis.

5. Prognosis