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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 439-440
From Editor's desk

Editor-in-Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Date of Web Publication10-Oct-2016

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Misra V. From Editor's desk. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2016;59:439-40

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Misra V. From Editor's desk. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jul 4];59:439-40. Available from: https://www.ijpmonline.org/text.asp?2016/59/4/439/191748

Dear Readers,

Greetings for the forthcoming festive season of Diwali and Christmas. I am thankful to the editorial board members and reviewers who have worked hard to select the finest articles in histopathology, hematology, and microbiology. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank authors for submitting larger number of original research articles as compared to case reports. This is a positive change and will further help in increasing the journal's impact factor that has risen to 0.522 in 2015 as compared to 0.422 in 2014. The issue contains two guest editorials covering the interesting topics of "Talking KIT of the gastrointestinal stromal tumors" and "Soft tissue amyloidoma in association with Plasmacytoma." [1],[2]

Lesions of lymph nodes are common, and sometimes it becomes very difficult to differentiate neoplastic and nonneoplastic lesions, especially when there is a predominant lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. This topic has been very nicely covered in the review article by Xie et al. in this issue. [3] Familiarity with various histopathologic features of the different entities and awareness of their typical clinical and ancillary study findings are essential for an accurate diagnosis. Authors have focused on the histological classification with an emphasis on the diagnostic approach and areas of diagnostic challenge.

The term pelvic serous carcinoma is used to collectively describe high-grade serous carcinomas of ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal origin. Fallopian tubes, ovarian surface epithelium, and the tuboperitoneal junctional epithelium are all implicated in pelvic serous carcinogenesis. Mittal et al. in their study in this issue have tried to identify putative precursor lesions of serous carcinoma including secretory cell outgrowths, serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC), and p53 signatures and assign its probable site of origin. [4] They reported that based on the presence of STIC or invasive carcinoma, nearly 60% of all pelvic serous carcinomas are of fallopian tube origin.

Although immunohistochemistry (IHC) and other ancillary techniques have largely taken over the decision-making in the oncopathology, basic histopathology is still important and many features help in deciding the prognosis and course of treatment. Ilić et al. have analyzed the morphometric and IHC characteristics of lobular breast cancer, especially in the domain of tumor stroma and analyzed and compared the pathological parameters and morphometric data of desmoplastic and nondesmoplastic lobular breast carcinoma. Presence of desmoplasia may affect the treatment of the patients. [5] Similarly, Qannam and Bello have compared the three main grading systems in mucoepidermoid carcinoma of minor salivary glands and found the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology system to be the most useful grading system for minor salivary glands. All these articles may be very useful for residents and budding pathologists. [6]

Besides these, there are several good articles along with rare and interesting case reports of histology, hematology, and microbiology in the present issue. I hope all these articles will be of interest to our readers and help them in enhancing their knowledge.

I once again request all the senior members to contribute review articles in their field of expertise and also to new columns such as a quiz, clinicopathological conference, or "How I do it." Younger members are advised to take care of plagiarism, ethical issues, and follow the instructions of the journal while preparing the manuscript.

With best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year 2017.

   References Top

Vaiphei K. Talking KIT of the gastrointestinal stromal tumors. IJPM 2016;59:441-3.  Back to cited text no. 1
Agarwal R. Soft tissue amyloidoma in association with plasmacytoma. IJPM 2016;59:444-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
Xie Y, Vallangeon B, Liu X, Lagoo Anand S. Plasmacytic or lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate in lymph nodes: Diagnostic approach and differential considerations. IJPM 2016;59:446-56.  Back to cited text no. 3
Mittal N, Srinivasan R, Gupta N, Rajwanshi A, Nijhawan R, Gautam U, et al. Secretory cell outgrowths, p53 signatures, and serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma in the fallopian tubes of patients with sporadic pelvic serous carcinoma. IJPM 2016;59:481-8.  Back to cited text no. 4
Ilić RI, Stojanović Nikola M, Randjelović Pavle J, Mihajolović Marina N, Radulović Niko S, Ilić Ratko S. Evaluation of pathological parameters and morphometric data of desmoplastic lobular breast carcinoma. IJPM 2016;59:463-8.  Back to cited text no. 5
Qannam A, Bello IO. Comparison of histological grading methods in mucoepidermoid carcinoma of minor salivary glands. IJPM 2016;59:457-63.  Back to cited text no. 6

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Vatsala Misra
Editor-in-Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.191748

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