Message Number: YG1670 | New FHL Archives Search
From: MARY
Date: 2001-03-24 13:06:00 UTC
Subject: Geezer

Below please see biopsy on Geez.

Microscopic Description:

The specimens are characterized by poorly demarcated and nonencapsulated
proliferation of atypical ovoid to spindloid cells. These cells are
proliferating as solid sheets in a disorganized pattern and are notably
invasive into underlying connective tissue structures. Individual cells are
characterized by moderate eosinophilic cytoplasm and moderately pleomorphic
euchromatic nuclei. There is less than one mitotic figure per high power
field, although mitotic figures are found within the mass.


Malignant neoplasia. Poorly differentiated. Undetermined histogenic origin.


Due to the poorly differentiated nature of the neoplasm, definite histogenic
origin is uncertain. Based on cytomorphological features, poorly
differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, or poorly differentiated malignant
amelanotic melanoma should be considered.

Based on the information above, how long can we expect to have with Geez? Is
he in any pain now or will he be later? What can we expect? Doc could not
really give me an answer to these questions. Hoping someone here can.

Thank you,