The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Saveetha Dental College conducted Histopathology Slide Series Part 4, Paediatric Oral Pathology on 5th April 2018. Diagnosis is very crucial for prompt treatment. This responsibility is even higher when dealing with a child, for every diagnosis affects the child physically, emotionally and socially. The CDE was conducted in order to make ourselves and our fellow oral pathologists adept in this area, and was was dedicated to the children of the world.
The first session was on Pediatric Dermatopathology, by Dr. Ramkumar Ramammoorthy MD, Consultant Dermatologist, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital Chennai who brought in array of case scenarios with explicit focus on oral lesions in children. The second session was on Pediatric Hematology with special focus on Oral Cavity by Dr.Harshitha C.Mouli MD, DCH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Hematology, Institute of Child health and Hospitals for Children, Egmore, Chennai. The session had case discussion of children with hematologic disorders, emphasizing on the oral presentation along with the the classical hematological findings in the blood smears.
The third session was on Pediatric soft tissue tumours by Dr Sandhya Sundaram, MD (Path), DNB (Path), MNAMS, Professor and Head, Department of General Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospitals, Chennai. It was an highly interactive session with an enthusiastic audience, guiding through every soft tissue lesion in children with emphasis on key diagnostic features and a systematic approach to any soft tissue tumour.
The afternoon session involved facilitator mediated small group interactive slide viewing. The event was well received as many pathologies that students usually come across only in text books were available for them to learn, understand and remember. On the whole, it was a never before never after slide and smear viewing experience.