As a gastroenterologist and Miraca Life Sciences client, you are likely already aware of our subspecialty expertise in diagnostic gastrointestinal pathology. What you may not know, however, is that Miraca pathologists maintain an unequaled commitment to continuing education and further professional development. The “Miraca Certified Pathologist” program was conceived to recognize the accomplishments of our pathologists who, by virtue of practicing at [...]
A 63 year-old woman with no significant medical history presented with dysphagia and odynophagia. Endoscopy revealed esophageal rings or “trachealization.” (Figure 1). A photomicrograph of the submitted biopsy material shows an infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells (Figure 2). What is your diagnosis?
a) Normal esophageal mucosa. d) Candida esophagitis. b) Lymphocytic esophagitis. e) Eosinophilic esophagitis. c) Reflux esophagitis.
You may have received pathology reports with a diagnosis of “lymphocytic esophagitis pattern of injury” and asked youself two perfectly reasonable questions: 1. “Well, what does that mean?” 2. “Is it even a real disease?” The answer to the first question is that no one knows exactly what it means with regard to its clinical significance. The answer to the [...]
Dr. Singhal is the Medical Director of the Irving laboratory. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology with certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is a Miraca Certified GI pathologist.
Dr. Singhal received her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. She then completed a cytopathology fellowship at the [...]