GI Lymphomas: EATL, MALT and Beyond



 

Gastrointestinal lymphomas often present a diagnostic difficulty for the surgical pathologist for variety of reasons. In this presentation, we will discuss the aspects of such difficulties, review specific examples of lymphomas involving the GI tract, review relevant topics from the WHO2016 update to the Classification of Tumors of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, and propose a rational and pragmatic approach to making a diagnosis.

Originally presented on February 8, 2018 in Park City, Utah.


Lecture Presenter

Maria A. Pletneva, MD, PhD

Maria A. Pletneva, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology; Surgical Pathology Resident Rotation Director
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology
ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Pletneva is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed the Medical Scientist Training Program and earned her MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as fellowships in hematopathology and surgical pathology with concentration in gastrointestinal pathology at University of Michigan. Her research interests include improvement of diagnostic tools for graft-versus-host disease and novel diagnostic approaches and predictive factors for lymphoproliferative neoplasms.


Objectives

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Review lymphomas most frequently affecting the GI tract
  • Review relevant updates from the WHO2016 Classification of Tumors of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues
  • Propose a rational and pragmatic approach to making a diagnosis of lymphoma in GI tract

Sponsored by:

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