17/18TH OCTOBER 2014


Terminal digit bias in histopathology is an under-reported source of error in breast cancer staging

Dr J Houghton , Dr B Kevin, Dr F Houghton , Dr M Stevenson, Dr R Middleton , Dr A Gavin.

Institute of Pathology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast


Somatostatinoma, GIST and pheochromocytoma occurring in a patient with Type 1 Neurofibromatosis.

Dr A Brady, Dr M Loughrey

Department: Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast.


Audit of LLETZ Specimens “negative for dysplasia”, Galway University Hospital, 2013.

Dr. D. Catargiu, Dr. S.Phelan, Department of Histopathology, Galway University Hospital


Pitfall in a Polyp: An unusual cause of a PET-positive colonic polyp in association with gastric cancer

Dr J L Taylor, Dr DM O’Rourke, Me Jack lee, Dr O McNally

Royal Victoria Hospital and Belfast City Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust


An audit of screen detected invasive lobular carcinoma of breast

Dr.H.Jawad, Dr.M. Sheehan,

Breast check pathology, Galway University  Hospital


It’s in the Pipeline: A case of Inflammatory Visceral Myopathy

Dr Aoife Doyle, Prof Kieran Sheahan, Dr Tom Crotty, Dr Garret Cullen

Histopathology Department,St Vincent’s University Hospital


Audit of Lymph Node Core Biopsies in Diagnosis and Classification of Lymphoproliferative Disorders

Dr. Odharnaith O’Brien, Dr. Michael Jeffers

Adelaide and Meath National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght


Implantable Cardiac Devices at Post-Mortem

S. O.Hynes, P. Nolan, BD. MacNeill, PJ. Nash, J. Crowley, S. Curran, K. Daly. Galway University Hospital


Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young in the West of Ireland, How to Help Information Flow

L. Moylan, S. O. Hynes, P. Nolan, K. Daly. Galway University Hospital.



The use of National Quality Assurance Intelligence System (NQAIS) data to audit addendum reports.

Dr. Sarah Mahon, Dr. Brianan McGovern, Dr. Niall Swan

St. Vincent’s University Hospital.


Audit of Breast cancer in women under the age 35 in the West of Ireland.

L Aalto, S Phelan. Department of Histopathology University Hospital Galway (UHG)


Elucidating biological mechanisms associated with lobular breast cancer

K Teo, A Byron, P Derksen, V Brunton

University of Edinburgh, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands


Is there a specific role for autotaxin in lobular breast cancer?

K Teo, A Byron, J. Loane, P Derksen, V Brunton

University of Edinburgh, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Western General Hospital, Edinburgh


Bilateral thalamic haemorrhagic necrosis is a marker of cerebral re-perfusion injury following post drowning resuscitation.

Yvonne McCartney, Michael Farrell, Deirdre Devaney.

Department of Histopathology, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital,  Department of Neuropathology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.


An audit of Ampullary carcinoma reporting over a 10 year period

Danielle Costigan, Niall Swan, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin


BRAF gene mutation analysis in malignant melanoma: a two-yearexperience in the south of Ireland.

Yela R, Heffron CCBB

Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.


Audit Showing Improvement in the Quantity of Clinical Information Provided for Medical Renal Biopsies Following the Introduction of Dedicated Request Forms

Fives C, Canney M, Clarkson M, Mayer N

Departments of Histopathology/ Renal Medicine, Cork University Hospital


Is Excision Necessary for a Core Biopsy Diagnosis of Fibroadenoma and Lobular Carcinoma In Situ Where the Imaging Target is a Mass?                                                                         Cassie Fives, Susan Prendeville, Rosemary Murphy, Nina Marshall, Linda Feeley1, Michael W Bennett, Tara Jane Browneand Fionnuala O’Connell. Departments of Histopathology and Radiology, Cork University Hospital

Spontaneous segmental/localized testicular infarction mimicking testicular tumour – a report of two cases

Dr. Thomas Crotty, Dr. Jan Pojda

Department of Histopathology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin


Audit of Histopathology Proforma Reporting for Testicular Tumours

D. Mullen, N. Mayer, Dept of Histopathology, Cork University Hospital


The Lymphatics of the Mesocolon – An Immunohistochemical and Stereological Analysis.

K. Culligan, R.Sehgal, D. Mulligan, C. Dunne, S. Walsh, F. Quondamatteo, P. Dockery, JC. Coffey.

Department of Surgery, Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation and Immunity , Graduate Entry Medical School, University Hospitals Group Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Anatomy Unit, School of Medicine, NUI Galway, University Rd, Galway, Ireland.


Eribulin-induced gastric epithelial atypia – a diagnostic pitfall.

Dr Sampada Gupta, Dr Alan Beausang, Prof. John Crown, & Prof. Kieran Sheahan, St Vincents University Hospital.


Do the usual prognostic histologic features apply in small and thin pT1 oral squamous carcinoma?

M. Al Saadi, E.M. O’Regan, M.Toner.

Department of Histopathology St. James’s Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dublin Dental University Hospital


Axial slicing vs. duct dissection of Whipple specimens: no significant difference in margin positivity or lymph node yield.

Dr Keith Pilson, Dr Michael Bennett.

Department of Pathology, Cork University Hospital (CUH).


LEAN ordering in pathology: Mobile applications for IHC and molecular test requests

Dr Keith Pilson,Dr. Julie McCarthy, Dr Michael W Bennett. Department of Histopathology, Cork University Hopsital


Audit on Helicobactor pylori detection in gastric biopsies: classical histological evaluation versus immunohistochemical technique.

Dr Megan Finan, Dr Peter Kelly.Department of Histopathology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7.


BowelScreen: The Polyp Experience in St. Vincent’s University Hospital.

Dr. Aoife McCarthy, Dr. D. Gibbons, Dr. N. Swan, Mr. R. Geraghty, Ms J. O’Gorman. Department of Histopathology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.


A Review of Autopsies in St. Vincent’s University Hospital in 2012 and 2013.

Dr. Aoife McCarthy, Dr. Tom Crotty.

Department of Histopathology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.


Audit of additional reports, AMNCH, Tallaght, 2014

Dr Ruth Law & Dr Stephen Crowther


Small bowel obstruction: an infrequent presentation of intestinal amyloidosis.

Yela R , Corrigan M , Fitzgerald B  

Department of Histopathology/ Surgery , Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland


Review and audit of ALK molecular testing of non small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) in St. James Hospital (SJH)

Clíona M. Ryan, Stephen P. Finn

Department of Histopathology, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin 8