Articles by Sumana Devata in JoVE
Performing and Processing FNA of Anterior Fat Pad for Amyloid Vinod B. Shidham1,2, Bryan Hunt1, Safwan S. Jaradeh3, Alexandru C. Barboi3, Sumana Devata4, Parameswaran Hari5 1Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2Current Address: Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit Medical Center, 3Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 4Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 5Division of Neoplastic Diseases and Related Disorders, Medical College of Wisconsin Fat pad aspiration is a preferred, minimally invasive, and low cost approach as compared to other methods to detect amyloid for diagnosis of systemic amyloidosis. This video article demonstrates a procedural outline for performing fat pad aspiration with appropriate processing of the specimen for the optimal diagnostic outcome.
Other articles by Sumana Devata on PubMed
Carboplatin and Docetaxel-induced Acute Pancreatitis: Brief Report International Journal of Clinical Oncology / Japan Society of Clinical Oncology. Dec, 2010 | Pubmed ID: 20602134 A 60-year-old Caucasian female presented with stage IIA (T2N0M0) estrogen- and progesterone-negative and HER2-positive breast cancer. She was started on an adjuvant chemotherapy regimen of docetaxel, carboplatin, and trastuzumab (TCH). She tolerated the first two cycles of the TCH regimen well. However, 3-4 days after the third and fourth cycles, she developed acute pancreatitis. Elevated pancreatic enzymes and abdominal computed tomography (CT) imaging findings confirmed the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Common causes of pancreatitis were ruled out. Given the time course it was assumed that the chemotherapy was the cause of pancreatitis in our patient. The patient did not receive any further docetaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy but continued on adjuvant trastuzumab alone for a planned duration of 1 year without any recurrence of acute pancreatitis.
Detection of Amyloid in Abdominal Fat Pad Aspirates in Early Amyloidosis: Role of Electron Microscopy and Congo Red Stained Cell Block Sections CytoJournal. 2011 | Pubmed ID: 21760829 Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) of the abdominal fat pad is a minimally invasive procedure to demonstrate tissue deposits of amyloid. However, protocols to evaluate amyloid in fat pad aspirates are not standardized, especially for detecting scant amyloid in early disease.