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2021 PPS Biennial Meeting now Postponed to June 22 - 24, 2022!

In collaboration with Association of Pulmonary Pathologists (APP)

* Due to the uncertainty created by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the
PPS council has voted to postpone the PPS biennial meeting by one year. This meeting was previously planned for June 23-25, 2021 but will now be held at the same venue, Cork, Ireland on June 22-24, 2022. We hope this postponement will not overly inconvenience you, but expect a great meeting and look forward to seeing you then!

November Case of the Month

Clinical History: A 68-year-old-man never-smoker presented with a fever, cough, and rhinorrhea. The patient was treated for a presumed pneumonia; however, his symptoms persisted despite multiple courses of antibiotics. He subsequently underwent a chest CT scan, which revealed a solitary medial right lower lobe mass measuring 10.9 x 8.3 cm, concerning for a primary lung malignancy (Figures 1 and 2). No other abnormalities were seen. Biopsy was attempted, but the specimen only showed a minute focus of epithelioid malignant cells that was insufficient for further workup. The patient underwent right lower lobe lobectomy for diagnosis and curative-intent therapy. The patient has no history of prior malignancy.

On gross examination, the lobectomy revealed a pink-white, lobular, focally hemorrhagic mass measuring 10.1 cm. Histologic sections showed a solid proliferation of malignant epithelioid tumor cells with moderate amounts of clear-to-eosinophilic cytoplasm and enlarged nuclei with vesicular chromatin and variably prominent nucleoli (Figures 3 and 4).

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