Trainee Symposium Poster Presentations

Trainee Poster Presentations:


P16-Positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Oropharynx of Patients from the West of Ireland
Dr. Seán O. Hynes and Dr. Charles E. Connolly
Dept of Histopathology, Galway University Hospital.


Audit of breast biomarker testing in Beaumont Hospital : An update from UK NEQAS Database.
Jaipreet Singh, Elaine Kay, Tony O’Grady.
Pathology Department, RCSI Education And Research Centre & Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.


Efficacy of cell block preparation in endobronchial ultrasound-guidedtransbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) as a sole diagnostic modality. A retrospective review in the West of Ireland
Duaa Abu-Sinn, M Tan Chien Sheng
Division of Anatomic pathology, Department of Histopathology. Galway University Hospital


The Inflammatory Cellular Constituents of Foetal and Infant Leptomeninges – A Survey of Hospital-based Autopsies Without Trauma
Esther Jack1 & Terri Haddix2
1 Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
2 Department of Neuropathology, Stanford University USA


Title: Spectrum of Morphologic Findings in Bone Marrow Trephine Biopsies of HIV Positive Patients
Dr. Aoife Maguire and Dr. Richard Flavin.
Dept. of Histopathology, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.


Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Reporting at
Tallaght Hospital 2008 – 2012.
Dr. Linda Mulligan, SpR ,Dr. Michael Jeffers
Department of Histopathology, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin


An audit of parotid and non-thyroid neck cytology with histologic follow up in University College Hospital Galway
J Gleeson, M Casey
Pathology Department, University College Hospital Galway


An audit of parotid and non-thyroid neck cytology with histologic follow up in University College Hospital Galway
J Gleeson, M Casey
Pathology Department, University College Hospital Galway


An audit of KRAS gene mutation data
Mullins S, O’Brien C, Finn S.
Department of Histopathology, St James’s Hospital, Dublin


An Audit of Fine Needle Thyroid Aspirate Follow-up Over 12 months in OLOH, Drogheda
Esther Jack1; Helen Barrett2; John Ryan3;Tunde Adegbola4
1,2,3,4 Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda


Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity-A Rare Aggressive Neoplasm
S Prendeville1, P. Sheahan2, B Fitzgerald1,
1 Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital.
2 Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital.


Low grade sinonasal sarcoma with neural and myogenic features: case report
R Law1, E O’Regan1.
1Department of Histopathology, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.


An Audit of Completion Mastectomies in the Symptomatic Breast Service at Galway University Hospital (GUH), January – December 2012
H. McCarthy, S.Phelan


An Audit on Hyadatiform Moles in an Irish Hospital
H. McCarthy, S. Phelan, P. McWey
Department of Histopathology, Galway University Hospital


Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis of the Thymus … Reactive orNeoplastic?

Claire Hennell, Gemma McIntyre, Lakshmi Venkatraman
Department: Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast


Audit of Addendum reports.
Brianán McGovern, Niall Swan.
St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.


Rectal site, suboptimal nodal yield and other histopathological features independently predict systemic recurrence following colorectal carcinoma resection: a case-control study
Brian D Hayes1,2 Cian Muldoon1,Charlotte Stuart3,James O’Riordan3
Department of Histopathology St James’s Hospital(1), Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy Trinity College (2) and Department of Surgery St James’s Hospital (3) , Dublin


An Audit of Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Biopsy, 2012
C Murray, N Swan, M McNally, M Butler, Professor M Keane, A. Fabre. Department of Histopathology, Department of Respiratory Medicine, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.


Primary malignant lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract-an evaluation of the pathological features of 79 cases
John Aird, Prof. Mary Leader
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.


Comparison of Whole Slide Digital Imaging and Optical Microscopy for the
Reporting of Post-Transplant and Medical Renal Biopsies
Kevin O’Hare, Anthony M. Dorman, Elaine W. Kay, Katherine M. Sheehan.
Department of Histopathology, Beaumont Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons in


Audit of the reporting of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) in St Vincent’s University Hospital from 2006 – 2012
Thomas Fitzgerald, Niall Swan
StVincent’s UniversityHospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4


De-Differentiated Liposarcoma with Low Grade Differentiation – A rare entity.
Dr. J. Thorne1, Ms R. Mehanna2, Prof. C. O’Keane1.
1Histopathology Department, Mater Misericordiae Hospital. Dublin.
2Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.


A Study of Relapsed Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the Paediatric Population
C.E. Ryan1, M. O’Sullivan1, R. Flavin3, M. Capra2, J.Pears2, C. Owens2, M. McDermott1
Depts. of Histopathology1 and Paediatric Oncology2, OLCHC and Dept of Histopathology SJH3.


Mild nonspecific inflammatory changes in duodenal biopsies, are those findings are clinically significant for diagnosis of coeliac disease?
M Sahimi, Syazwani Nasihah, H Barrett,
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.


Changes in Gleason grading in Cork University Hospital following publication of the ISUP consensus conference paper.
Jessica White 1, N Mayer 1
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital, Cork.


Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Prostate: The Effect on Detection Rates of Malignancy Following the Switch from Six to Twelve Cores
Jessica White 1,Dr K O’Reagan2 N Mayer 1
1)Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital, Cork.2) Department of Radiology, Cork University Hospital, Cork.


Rate of Reporting of ‘Suspicious’ Prostate Biopsies and Predictive Value for Adenocarcinoma of HGPIN and ASAP in Cork University Hospital: An Audit
Jessica White 1, N Mayer 1
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital, Cork.
Spectrum of Diagnoses in Post Nasal Space Biopsies
Cassie Fives, Jessica White, Cynthia CBB Heffron
Department of Histopathology,
Cork University Hospital


ProExC and p16 are of limited diagnostic utility in the classification and grading of dysplastic lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract.
Ciara Ryan, C Kennedy, J Fitzgibbon, C Heffron, L Feeley, TJ Browne
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


Non infectious aortitis- A morphological analysis of 72 cases with clinico-pathological correlation.

Ciara Ryan, A Barbour, L Burke, M Sheppard
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


Modified Mandard Tumour Regression grade predicts residual cancer burden score in neoadjuvant breast cancer
Ciara Ryan, J White, L Feeley, TJ Browne, F O’Connell, M Bennett
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


Cytological Diagnosis of Lymphoma
Ciara Ryan, TJ Browne, J Mc Carthy
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


Comparison of predictive markers in pre and post neoadjuvant treated breast carcinoma.
Ciara Ryan, L Feeley, M Bennett, TJ Browne, F O’Connell
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


A review of Hirschsprungs Disease over a 15 year period at Temple St Children’s University Hospital: Our Experience.
Han Suyin K, Devaney D
Department of Histopathology, Temple St Children’s University Hospital, Dublin.



An audit of lymph node assessment in Blackrock Clinic over two years.
Caitlin Beggan, Prof Mary Leader.
Department: Department of Pathology, RCSI, Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital,
Dublin 9.


Quality of pathology reporting for non-benign ovarian tumours
Carmel Ryan, Dr Sine Phelan, Department of Pathology, Galway University Hospital


Audit of axillary clearance specimens in breast cancer, August 2010-July2011,
Aird J, Ingoldsby H, Harrison M. Mater Hospital, Dublin


A comparison of Perinatal (Stillbirth and Neonatal) Autopsy practice in
University College Hospital Galway, a general Histopathology service, against
National Histopathology Quality Assurance Programme Guidelines.
Johnny Gleeson, Sine Phelan
Department of Pathology, University College Hospital Galway


Audit of “Urgent “ Requests 1st July 2011 to 31st December 2011
Clíona Ryan; Barbara Loftus, Department of Cellular Pathology, AMNCH Tallaght


Reducing block numbers in wide local excisions for melanoma
Cassie Fives, Cynthia CBB Heffron
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


Audit of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Management of Melanoma
Cassie Fives, Cynthia CBB Heffron
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


Atypical Glandular Cells In Cervical Smears: Cyto-histological Correlation
Aoife J McCarthy, Eibhlis O’Donovan
Department of Histopathology, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1


Audit of Wide Local Excision Specimens for Melanoma.
McGovern B., Swan N., Treacy A. Department of Pathology, St. Vincent’s
University Hospital, Dublin.


Audit of lung core biopsies to determine tumour typing and correlation with
resection histopathological analysis (2011-2012).
D. Abu-Sinn, F. Colesky. Division of Anatomic Pathology, Departments of
Histopathology, Cytology and Molecular Pathology, Galway University Hospital
(GUH), Galway.


Accuracy of pre-operative lymph node assessment by fine-needle aspiration
(FNAC) and needle core biopsy (NCB) in screen-detected invasive breast cancer
Shalaby, M. Sheehan, BreastCheck Pathology, Western Unit, Galway


Lymph node status in screen-detected breast cancer in the west of Ireland
A.Shalaby, M.Sheehan, BreastCheck Pathology, Western Unit, Galway


Mucinous Metaplasia of the Fallopian Tube: a Rare Entity that can Mimic
S. Prendeville, M. Hayes
Cork University Hospital, Cork


Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders (PTLD) after Renal

Transplantation in the Republic of Ireland: A 20 year review
S. Prendeville, J. O’Regan, P. O’Kelly, H. Comber, P. Conlon, M. Leader
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin


Signet ring change in ischaemic enteritis: a potential diagnostic pitfall.
S Prenderville, H Ingoldsby, C Gullmann, AM O’ Shea. Beaumont Hospital, Dublin


The importance and relevance of mitotic rate in thin melanomas – an audit of
thin melanomas reported in Beaumont Hospital from August 2007 to August
2012. Jane Thorne, Dr Maeve Redmond.
Department of Histopathology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin


Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Routinely

Removed Endocervical Polyps – A Seven Year Review
Ciara Ryan, C. Heffron
Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


Audit of accuracy and completeness of renal tumour reporting
Sampada Gupta, Dr .Barbara Loftus
Department of Cellular Pathology, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin


Subinvolution of the placental bed vessels: A series of 21 cases from a single
Khaw Y.1, Foley M.E, Mooney E. E.1
Departments of 1Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and 2Obstetrics &
Gynaecology,National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2, Ireland


Audit of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the Detection of Thyroid
Ciara Murray, David Gibbons , Dept Pathology, St Vincents University Hospital


Clear Cell Carcinoma of Cervix-A rare tumour in childhood.
Sampada Gupta, Dr .Michael McDermott
Department of Histopathology, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin