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Posted: 21 March 2011 at 11:03pm | IP Logged
Guyz I was reading a lot of posts where some members mentioned that pathology reports are for cancer/tumor..This is not exactly right.....Here are some definitions of pathology and pathology reports...I thought this information will be helpful to one and all:

1.Pathology: The scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences. Also called pathobiology

2. Pathology:The study of disease. Pathology has been defined as "that branch of medicine which treats of the essential nature of disease." The word "pathology" comes from the Greek words "pathos" meaning "disease" and "logos" meaning "a treatise" = a treatise of disease. The word "pathology" is sometimes misused to mean disease as, for example, "he didn't find any pathology" (meaning he found no evidence of disease). A medical doctor that specializes in pathology is called a pathologist. Pathologists are experts at interpreting microscopic views of body tissues.


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The Pathology Report:
 
While you will meet your surgeon and anesthesiologist before your surgery, there is one medical professional that will participate in your surgery that you will likely never meet. Even though you will probably never meet this physician, a pathologist plays a role in almost every surgery. Even in procedures that are not often considered surgery, such as colonoscopy, require the services and expertise of a pathologist. A pathologist will take tissues or certain fluids that have been removed from your body and analyze them under a microscope. A large amount of information about you and your disease can be determined from what is seen on these microscopic slides. This information is described, summarized and interpreted on a document called a pathology report. This pathology report will be used by your doctor and surgeon to direct your care. You may get a copy of this pathology report and, if you do, you should know what it says and what it means for your health and your life.
 
 
If you have concerned about your pathology report you should go over it thoroughly with your physician. While your internist did not perform the pathology analysis, they will be able to explain the results and their significance for you.
 
The pathology report will contain information regarding the type of tissue included in the specimen. It may list things like "distal colon" or "anterior superior pole of the kidney." This tells you where in the body the sample was taken. A line marked Diagnosis will be included on the pathology report. This is essentially the summary of the report. It will usually be written using medical jargon such as "poorly differentiated squamous cells suggesting metastases" or "inflammation involving the mucosal layers." With a bit of work you should be able to decipher this information but, again, you should ask your physician to translate this for you and discuss its meaning and importance. This diagnosis is based on what the pathology sample looked like and a (usually very limited) description of your case.
 
There will also be a gross description and microscopic description included on the pathology report. The gross report is not a comment of how disgusting the sample looks but rather how it looks to the naked eye (without a microscope). The microscopic description is, as the name states, what the sample looks like under a microscope. Both the gross and microscopic descriptions can provide useful information to the pathologist and other physicians. When cancer spreads, for example, it may cross some natural boundaries in the healthy tissue. This may be better appreciated simply by carefully looking at the specimen. On the other hand, individual cells will begin to change appearance as they move from healthy to unhealthy. This is only seen with the use of a microscope. Sometimes special stains must be used in order to differentiate between different features of the cells and between cell types. This information will also be noted on the pathology report.
 
The pathology report, constructed by a pathologist, is a critical piece of many surgical procedures. It is important for doctors that participate in your care to have this report but also that they explain it to you to your satisfaction. While the report is written by doctors for doctors, the information contained on it is about you—based on your tissue—and you should talk to your doctor about what it says and what it means.

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Posted: 22 March 2011 at 12:02am | IP Logged
my two cents..
very well written tejas..and very accurate..the pathology report is made after a biopsy as u have mentioned which can be of anything ranging frm a skin sample to an organ sample like the liver or the kidney..and most commonly done in cases of suspected tumours which is y path reports are now synonymous to cancer investigations..in suspected tumours,the patho report is the confirmatory investigation widout which no definite diagnosis can be made abt the presence or absence of a tumour or its spread,not even via MRI or a CT tho they are helpful too..
bt patho investigations also include the day to day investigations of blood or other body fluids..which can be asked for during a normal pregnancy as well..which is y frm the precap one cannot say its due to cancer suspicion only..during a normal pregnancy the woman is tested for sum particular infections,a blood,urine,stool examination and others as the case warrants..and in our country since the maternal mortality rate is high,all necessary investigations are to be done on slightest suspicion of anything being wrong..

Edited by anu rulz - 22 March 2011 at 12:10am

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Posted: 22 March 2011 at 12:08am | IP Logged
Thanks anu for the explanation.

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Posted: 22 March 2011 at 12:09am | IP Logged
Thanks for explaining..

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Posted: 22 March 2011 at 12:21am | IP Logged
THx for d explaination tejes n Dr.anu...though i hv nt understood it fully....as ths medical science is lk kala akshar bhais barabar for meLOLbt whtever i hv unterstood is enough for me.

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Posted: 22 March 2011 at 1:17am | IP Logged
@ anu rulz, Thanks for summarizing the whole thing so well...Guess my post had become too verbose....

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Posted: 22 March 2011 at 1:41am | IP Logged
very  .................very gud explaination...Big smile...........................thanku once again Clap
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