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Gynecologic Surgical Pathology Consult Service

We offer diagnostic consultation on surgical pathology specimens of the ovary, fallopian tube, endometrium, myometrium, endocervix, ectocervix, vagina, and vulva. We have access to a broad range of immunohistochemical biomarkers and molecular diagnostic tests, including our own institutional next generation sequencing panel (the UCSF500 panel), which evaluates over 500 genes associated with targetable alterations and/or diagnostic significance.

To expedite our consult report, we advise sending one or more tissue blocks with the glass slides of your case, since it is common for challenging consult cases to incorporate results of immunohistochemical biomarkers performed in our lab. Please feel free to call our consultants before submitting a case if you would like to confirm whether sending a block upfront with the glass slides may be important to your case.

Cases are managed by one of our 3 GYN consultants, depending on the daily schedule, though many cases are often reviewed by more than one of us.

For details on submitting your consult case, please call our staff at 415-353-1613.

    Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH
  • joseph.rabban@ucsf.edu
  • Director, UCSF Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
  • Secretary, International Society of Gynecological Pathology

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Our Upcoming CME Events

  • Gynecologic Pathology from A to Z, CME long course
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology special course
  • April 23-26, 2018
  • Miami, FL
  • Drs Zaloudek and Rabban
  • Selected Gynecologic Topics, CME course
  • UCSF annual Current Issues in Anatomic Pathology CME course
  • May 24, 2018
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Drs Zaloudek, Rabban, and Garg
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, CME course
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology annual meeting
  • Oct 5, 2018
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Drs Rabban and Garg
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, CME course
  • College of American Pathologists annual meeting
  • Oct, 2018
  • Drs Rabban and Garg
  • Selected Gynecologic Topics, CME long course
  • Scientific Symposiums International
  • Hawaii
  • Oct, 2018
  • Dr Rabban
  • Uterine Mesenchymal Tumors, CME short course
  • USCAP annual meeting
  • National Harbor, MD
  • Spring 2019
  • Dr Garg
  • Endometrial Biopsy, CME short course
  • USCAP annual meeting
  • National Harbor, MD
  • Spring 2019
  • Dr Rabban

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Our Recent Publications

  • FOXL2 Mutation Status in Granulosa Theca Cell Tumors of the Ovary.
  • Nolan A, Joseph NM, Sangoi AR, Rabban J, Zaloudek C, Garg K.
  • Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2017 36:568-574. PMID: 28319575
  • Uncommon Hereditary Gynecologic Tumor Syndromes: Pathologic Features in Tumors That May Predict Risk for a Germline Mutation.
  • Garg K, Karnezis A. Rabban JT.
  • Pathology. 2017; Oct 25. accepted, in press
  • Benign sex cord stromal tumors of the ovary that mimic malignancies.
  • Wolsky RM, Rabban JT.
  • Am J Surg Pathol Rev Rep. 2016; 21: 232-243.
  • The Diagnosis of Mucinous Lesions in Endometrial Samplings by Gynecologic Pathologists: An Analysis of Diagnostic Reproducibility.
  • Fadare O. Roma A. Parkash V. Rabban JT.
  • Pathology. 2018; Feb. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29428179
  • DNA Genotyping of Non-Molar Donor Egg Pregnancies with Abnormal Villous Morphology: Allele Zygosity Patterns Prevent Misinterpretation as Complete Hydatidiform Mole.
  • Joseph NM, Pineda C, Rabban JT.
  • Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2017, Apr 29. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 28463912
  • Mucosal Proliferations in Completely Examined Fallopian Tubes Accompanying Ovarian Low Grade Serous Tumors: Neoplastic Precursor Lesions or Normal Variants of Benign Mucosa?
  • Wolsky RJ, Price MA, Zaloudek CJ, Rabban JT.
  • Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2017, July 11. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 28700429
  • SATB2 Expression Distinguishes Ovarian Metastases of Colorectal and Appendiceal Origin From Primary Ovarian Tumors of Mucinous or Endometrioid Type.
  • Moh M, Krings G, Ates D, Aysal A, Kim GE, Rabban JT.
  • Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 Mar; 40(3):419-32. PMID: 26551622
  • Morphology and Immunohistochemistry for 2SC and FH Aid in Detection of Fumarate Hydratase Gene Aberrations in Uterine Leiomyomas From Young Patients.
  • Joseph NM, Solomon DA, Frizzell N, Rabban JT, Zaloudek C, Garg K.
  • Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Nov; 39(11):1529-39. PMID: 26457356
  • Immunohistochemistry for 2-Succinocysteine (2SC) and Fumarate Hydratase (FH) in Cutaneous Leiomyomas May Aid in Identification of Patients With HLRCC (Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome).
  • Buelow B, Cohen J, Nagymanyoki Z, Frizzell N, Joseph NM, McCalmont T, Garg K.
  • Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 Jul;40(7):982-8. PMID: 26945337
  • Incidental Pelvic and Para-aortic Lymph Node Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Detected During Surgical Staging of Pelvic Cancer in Women Without Symptomatic Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis or Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
  • Rabban JT, Firetag B, Sangoi AR, Post MD, Zaloudek CJ.
  • Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Aug; 39(8):1015-25. PMID: 25786086
  • Non-Gynecologic Metastases to Fallopian Tube Mucosa: A Potential Mimic of Tubal High Grade Serous Carcinoma and Benign Tubal Mucinous Metaplasia or Non-mucinous Hyperplasia.
  • Rabban JT, Vohra P, Zaloudek CJ.
  • Am J Surg Pathol. 2015; 39: 35-51.
  • Early Detection of High Grade Tubal Serous Carcinoma in Women at Low Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome By Systematic Examination of Fallopian Tubes Incidentally Removed During Benign Surgery.
  • Rabban JT, Garg K, Crawford B, Chen LM, Zaloudek CJ.
  • Am J Surg Pathol 2014; 38: 729-742

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