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Endocrine Pathology Cases

About the cases:
These cases were developed for the Endocrine Organ System Course by Dr. Juliana Szakacs in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah. The use of Olympus and RadWeb at the University Hospital is restricted to physicians and care givers with passwords. Please respect the privacy and confidentiality of patients at all times following HIPAA guidelines. The cases published on this web-site contain no personal identifiers.

How to use the cases for study:
1. These cases will guide you through the presentations and diagnoses of complex endocrine diseases. Follow the cases part by part and answer the questions as you come to them. Discussion in your small group is encouraged.
2. Review the gross materials at your lab station during the first lab period.
3. Each group of 4 or 5 students will be assigned one case to present at the second lab meeting. Before the second lab session, review the comprehensive case materials linked to the last part of the case, complete your research on the disease entity being presented and look at the current literature in the field. Answer the questions assigned in the last part of the case using both texts and current literature; be sure to reference your work. Prepare a 5 to 7 minute oral presentation for the lab session with your group. (This includes a brief summary of the chief complaint, pertinent history, labs, X-rays and hospital course; pay close attention to how the diagnosis was made and the outcome.) Be sure to answer all of the questions at the end of the case and give references in your presentation. This time, please use a PowerPoint presentation.
4. A copy of your Power Point presentation must be turned in to your facilitator during the second lab, your oral report will be graded. You will receive a group grade for your presentation. You do not need to turn in a separate written report.

Goals and Objectives:
Following the participation in lab, the student will be able to:

1. Use the electronic medical record and or computer to gather data on patients

2. Use the library electronic reference system to research data on diseases, therapies and drugs

3. Students will understand the clinical findings, diagnostic criteria, treatments and pathophysiology of the following disorders:

A. Pheochromocytoma

B. Grave's Disease

C. Parathyroid adenoma and MENI

4. Compile data on a patient and present it in the form of a Clinical Pathological Correlation in Power Point.