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Challenging Intraoperative Consultation Cases


June 07 2021


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Dr Fang-I Lu
    Dr Fang-I Lu

    I completed my undergraduate medical education at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada, followed by Anatomical Pathology Residency Program at University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, followed by Breast Pathology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA. Currently, I am a staff pathologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada, and an assistant professor at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. My area of clinical expertise is in breast pathology. I also actively participate in medical education at all levels. I have published over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts and won the prestigious CIHR New Frontiers Research Fund for the 2020-2023 cycle


1. Diagnose and manage selected challenging intraoperative consultation scenarios
2. Recognize the importance of clinical, radiologic and pathologic correlation in the intraoperative consultation setting
3. Establish quality control/quality improvement activities relevant for intraoperative consultation
4. Identify technical issues related to intraoperative consultation


A total of 15 cases highlighting various challenges one could encounter during intraoperative consultation will be presented. Each case will take about 10 minutes with at least 1/3 of the time reserved for questions and comments from the participants. The topics that will be covered include challenging diagnostic entities one could encounter in various organ systems and how to best diagnose and manage them intraoperatively, cases that highlight the importance of clinical radiologic and pathologic correlation, technical issues one could encounter during intraoperative consultation and how to best manage them, and quality control/quality improvement activities relevant to intraoperative consultation. The material to be presented will include frozen section, cytology (smear and touch prep) and permanent H&E section slides.