Listed below are quick references and useful online resources for you to use in your daily practice

  1. Pathology Outlines
  2. SurgPath4u
  3. Stanford School of Medicine, Surgical Pathology Criteria
  4. CAP Cancer Protocols
  5. Juan Rosai's Collection


Pathology Outlines






This is the premier reference website for many histopathologists in their routine practice. It is owned and maintained by a pathologist - Dr. Nat Pernick MD. This website features easy to access links to disease entities in various systems and organs. It also has links to pages with key information on immunohistochemical stains, special stains and molecular markers. It is fairly comprehensive and is organized to help you find what you are looking for in 15 seconds or less. It is great for quick reference while doing routine diagnostic work.







This interesting, well-designed website with a slant towards teaching histopathology. It presents cases like a teacher would and gives a microscopic description of the slides with both low power and high power views. It tells you the critical diagnostic features of the case and important points that you should pay attention to rule out the major differential diagnoses. The website is written by a number of pathologists and is still growing. Its utilitiy is limited by the small number of entities in certain areas but this is probably bound to improve with time. This website is worth exploring if you really want a good review of a particular entity.


 Stanford School of Medicine, Surgical Pathology Criteria





We have all come to expect quality from Stanford and this website does not disappoint. It approaches diagnosis of the surgical pathology specimen from a criterion point of view. It is designed for the practicing pathologist and is written by numerous authors. While I have not used this website in routine practice, I found it to be thorough, well written and easy to use. Perhaps members who have used in our enviroment could contribute a review.


College of American Pathologists - Cancer protocols





Quality cancer management requires quality diagnosis. With the increasing complexity of cancer reporting, it helps to have a template that helps you remember all the critical points to include in your report. This website contains downloadable reporting protocols in word and pdf formats. You can use these to develop your own reporting protocols relevant to your own situation. A particularly useful feature of these protocols is the section with explanatory notes explaining the clinical relevance of the reporting parameters. This website also has other useful education resources so feel free to explore.


Juan Rosai Collection



No list of online resources would be complete without a mention of this timeless collection by the renown Dr. Juan Rosai. Perhaps the most prolific of the living legends in histopathology, Dr. Rosai is the author of Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology textbook which graces the shelves of almost every pathology department in the region. He has accumulated a collection of slides and seminars from a lifetime of pathology practice - over 20,000 cases - and now they are made available to you free of charge courtesy of the USCAP and Aperio. The downside of this website is that it requires a boardband internet connection and the image files are quite large so be prepared to use quite a bit of data. My advise is that you stream over institutional wifi. 



The opinions here are those of Dr. Joshua Kibera and do not necessarily represent the views of EADIAP or its members.





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