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A review of articles from last month's Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. (Test Your Memory).

Listed below are questions based on articles that appeared in last month's issue of the ARCHIVES. Registered continuing medical education participants should use the March 2002 answer sheet to answer these questions. Answers appear inverted at the bottom of the page.
1. Placental hemorrhagic endovasculitis can occur only in placentas of
 livebirths (Figure):
 True or False?
(from Livebirths With Placental Hemorrhagic Endovasculitis--Sander et
al)

2. Cotyledonoid uterine leiomyoma results from such growth patterns as:
 a. subserosal growth
 b. dissecting growth
 c. perinodular hydropic degeneration
 d. b and c
 e. a, b, and c
(from Cotyledonoid Leiomyoma--Cheuk et al)

3. Microsatellite instability analysis by direct fluorescence polymerase
 chain reaction amplification using hematoxylin-eosin-stained tissue
 specimens without the need for prior DNA extraction is feasible.
 True or False?
(from Detection of Microsatellite Instability From Archival,
Hematoxylin-Eosin-Stained Colorectal Cancer Specimen--Trojan et al)

4. The early evaluation of platelet dysfunction should include:
 a. platelet count
 b. peripheral blood smear
 c. platelet function screening test
 d. all of the above
 e. none of the above
(from The Laboratory Diagnosis of Platelet Disorders--Kottke-Marchant
& Corcoran)

5. Adrenal metastases are common in carcinomas of the:
 a. breast
 b. colon
 c. stomach
 d. a and c
 e. a, b, and c
(from A103 Immunostaining in the Diagnosis of Adrenal Cortical
Tumors--Loy et al)

6. Pseudallescheria boydii resembles Aspergillus species on tissue
 histology.
 True or False?
(from Pseudallescheriasis as an Aggressive Opportunistic Infection
in a Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient--Nonaka et al)

Answers to this month's questions: 1, False. 2, e. 3, True. 4,
d. 5, e. 6, True.
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