Case 170

Surgical Pathology Case
 

CLINICAL INFORMATION

  75 year-old Caucasian had a significant medical history of prostate cancer with metastasis to the bone, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and multiple urinary tract infections.

GROSS DESCRIPTION

 

The cut surfaces of the liver are uniformly red-brown with a subcapsular well-demarcated white-tan nodule measuring 0.9 0.7cm.

The cut surface of the entire spine reveals multiple foci of gray-tan, poorly demarcated nodules ranging 0.5 to 1.7 cm in diameter.

     
 
 

Liver nodule. HE, 2

Liver nodule. HE, 10

 
 

Liver nodule. HE, 10

Liver nodule. HE, 20

 
 

Bone marrow of vertebral body. HE, 10

Bone marrow of vertebral body. HE, 20

     
 

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Source: Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Photo: Zenggang Pan

Discussion: Zenggang Pan