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The Six Pack!

Six Pack

Each week, six unknown slides that have been part of previous Dermatology Board examinations will be given one week ahead of time to the residents. On the following week's didactic session, each resident will have 5 minutes to describe what they are seeing on the slide and come up with a diagnosis and differential diagnosis.

The links to a summary of the previous week's slides will be listed here. Next week's newsletter will display the links to the cases reviewed on the March 17, 2009 session.

Please take the time to review the first Six Pack slides, located in the Harbor-UCLA Resident's room next to the main computer.


March 17, 2009


I have placed 6 unknown slides next to the computer in the Resident's room at Harbor-UCLA Dermatology. Please review them in time for the conference tomorrow. Please see the side bar on The Six Pack for more details.

On the Dermatopathology Slide Atlas, every case that is reviewed on the Barron Dermatopathology review course is designated with an asterisk. On the description for each case, I have attempted to incorporate the notes from the Barron course, augmented by my observations. Nearly all of the 200 cases covered by the Barron's course are now represented here. I hope you will find these changes helpful.

Dermatopathology Slide Atlas

And....helping you to prepare for your clinical inservice-the continuation of the Clinical Mock Dermatology Boards series:

Antinuclear Antibodies

You may access other clinical Dermatology presentations by clicking on the Clinical Dermatology Reviews on the Quick Links.

Dr. S
Didactic Session

Tumors of Fat-Weedon Chapter 35

The classic lipoblast-a necessary histopathologic feature to establish the diagnosis of a liposarcoma.

Unknown Slide Reviews
Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath Unknown Slide Review Part 40

Test your diagnostic acumen with this review of interesting cases from this past week's signout.

This soft tissue tumor may have exensive hemosiderin laden macrophages.
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Dr. S

Paul K. Shitabata, M.D.
Dermatopathology Institute of LA BioMed