Interesting Cases in Gynecologic Pathology


This is a one hour presentation of four interesting and challenging neoplastic GYN cases seen at the University of Utah and which have been seen in consultation by experts in GYN pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Cases include unique presentations of common entities as well as more distinct tumors, and a discussion of the diagnostic features, differential diagnosis, and potential pitfalls for each.

Originally presented on February 7, 2017, in Park City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Michael Ward, MD

Michael Ward, MD

Surgical Pathology Fellow
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Ward received his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and his medical education from the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio, TX. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Utah is currently working as a surgical pathology fellow at the University of Utah. Michael’s work interests include teaching and undergraduate medical education, and his research interests include the molecular analysis of sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma, urine testing for drugs of abuse, and amyloid precursor protein involvement in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic plaques.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe useful diagnostic features for a number of common and distinct GYN neoplasms.
  • Define a working differential diagnosis for discreet nodules found in the wall of cystic ovarian neoplasms.
  • Recognize potential pitfalls in the diagnosis of ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinoma.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories