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HI Michael - I was trying to form a page for mesenchymal chondrosarcoma with much failure - so I stuck what I was working on in the chondrosarc summary. If you can form a page for it great - if not I'll alter the format it's is in now. Cheers - Sarah (talk) 23:43, 19 November 2014 (EST)

Thanks Michael - I couldnt figure out how to get to a redirecting page that already exists. Cheers - Sarah (talk) 05:53, 20 November 2014 (EST)

Thanks again Michael - Totally helpful. Sarah (talk) 21:01, 22 November 2014 (EST)

Citing textbooks

Hi Michael -- What do you suggest for referencing if I'm citing a textbook, as they don't have a simple PMID I can use? For example, for a lot of smear stuff I tend to refer to Dr. Joseph's book (Diagnostic Neuropathology Smears). Is there any way to use something like Mendeley Desktop to help with references? Ana (talk) 08:10, 17 February 2015 (MST)


Hi Michael - I'm adding images into Wiki Commons with help from some non-pathologist assistants (OK - they are my kids). I'm going in after to clean up. I wont be insulted if anyone wants to remove some of the dodgy images from Libre but I include them as though technically they may be poor, they show something of interest. Regarding the breast - IMO - if one removes the in between or spongy diagnoses (like 'atypia') and focuses on diagnoses that actually have major effect on treatment, pathologists do great (and at a relatively low cost). Exceptional cases are thankfully usually pretty rare - including issues such as atypical Spitz vs level 3 melanoma. For these exceptional situations, effort should focus on molecular discriminants as it's pretty clear that routine histo is pretty worthless in those cases. Unfortunately, much of the 'pathologists suck' literature includes variance in unimportant diagnoses ie mild vs moderate atypia and/or misrepresentations of a few exceptional situations. BTW - I am going to try to ad a page on triple neg breast CA as that is a confusing issue that ties in to several diagnoses. Sarah (talk) 19:47, 19 March 2015 (EDT)


Hi Michael - see Myxopapillary_ependymoma. I copied the source from another infobox, but LP doesn't render this stuff. What I am missing? --Jensflorian (talk) 10:41, 27 April 2015 (EDT)

Anything on the wishlist? Policy development

Hi Michael - Guidelines on histopathological images are certainly helpful. How many pictures in a gallery for a single specimen? Different magnifications? Immunostaining figures? Minimum requirement for a sufficent picture (size, quality, balance)? Format (jpeg / tif) and copyright restrictions?

  • Other thoughts:
    • Is there any open source format for slide scanning? -> Idea: Virtual microscopy with annotations.
    • Commented videos on basic microscopying / specimen analysis? (will be a time-consuming task).

--Jensflorian (talk) 02:31, 13 May 2015 (EDT)

TSA edits etc..

Hi Michael, I tried to add to the TSA article from a paper from Chetty that is still in press, e.g. the IHC findings etc. How do I format an in press and link it and do you hate that I added to the box, should I have added to the main article instead?

Learning slowly, now that I'm barely not drowning...

(Bettington & Chetty, 2015 Human Pathology, in press)**

Slowly will revise the other things I've done with the guys (yuan, nizar and greg and maybe tra!). Tate (talk) 21:36, 19 May 2015 (EDT)Tate

Account creator

Hi Michael, Sure, i can do that, let me know as I'd like to get greg, nizar, tra, robyn, sarah, sanaz, and stephanie B involved too!! Thanks, Tate Tate (talk) 10:22, 22 May 2015 (EDT)Tate (talk)

References hidden

Hi Michael, have a look at case Case_121 - how do I hide the references into the comments? --Jensflorian (talk) 05:02, 29 February 2016 (EST)

Cite generator

Hi Michael, Currently I do get only empty results when entering the PMID. Is this just temporary? --Jensflorian (talk) 08:30, 5 April 2016 (EDT)


Hi, thanks for the reply, I think the site is great so please don't take my suggestion as a criticism.--John (talk) 14:34, 26 June 2017 (EDT)

Not seen as criticism at all. Happy to see suggestions. I left a message on your talk page previously. Thanks once again! Michael (talk) 16:31, 26 June 2017 (EDT)


Hi Michael, I noticed that server response is quite slow when I login, sometimes it even fails completely. Is this just because I'm sitting on the other side of the pond? Jensflorian (talk) 04:01, 25 June 2018 (EDT)


Hi Michael, the link to does no longer work. How do I create the references from PUBMED-IDs? Jensflorian (talk)