Lester D R Thompson


Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA


  1. Turk A, Asa S, Baloch Z, Faquin W, Fellegara G, Ghossein R, et al. Interobserver Variability in the Histopathologic Assessment of Extrathyroidal Extension of Well Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Supports the New AJCC 8th Edition Criteria for Tumor Staging. Thyroid. 2019;: pubmed publisher
    ..We expect that these rigid morphologic criteria will potentially reduce interobserver variability and enhance consistency in the diagnosis and staging of thyroid carcinoma. ..
  2. Thompson L, Penner C, Ho N, Foss R, Miettinen M, Wieneke J, et al. Sinonasal tract and nasopharyngeal adenoid cystic carcinoma: a clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic study of 86 cases. Head Neck Pathol. 2014;8:88-109 pubmed publisher
  3. Thompson L, Wei C, Rooper L, Lau S. Thyroid Gland Solitary Fibrous Tumor: Report of 3 Cases and a Comprehensive Review of the Literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2019;: pubmed publisher
    ..The majority of thyroid gland solitary fibrous tumors have exhibited an indolent clinical course, however experience is limited. The rare potential for aggressive clinical behavior requires clinical surveillance. ..
  4. Thompson L, Magliocca K, Andreasen S, Kiss K, Rooper L, Stelow E, et al. CAIX and pax-8 Commonly Immunoreactive in Endolymphatic Sac Tumors: A Clinicopathologic Study of 26 Cases with Differential Considerations for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in von Hippel-Lindau Patients. Head Neck Pathol. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..Whether part of VHL or not, VHL mutations may be a somatic rather than germline finding in the tumors, a possible further explanation for the CAIX reaction. ..
  5. Thompson L, Bauer J, Chiosea S, McHugh J, Seethala R, Miettinen M, et al. Canalicular adenoma: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical analysis of 67 cases with a review of the literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2015;9:181-95 pubmed publisher
    ..S100 protein, CK-pan, GFAP and SOX10 are positive, with luminal squamous balls highlighted by CK5/6 or p16. ..
  6. Thompson L, Poller D, Kakudo K, Burchette R, Nikiforov Y, Seethala R. An International Interobserver Variability Reporting of the Nuclear Scoring Criteria to Diagnose Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features: a Validation Study. Endocr Pathol. 2018;29:242-249 pubmed publisher
  7. Thompson L, Fanburg Smith J. Update on Select Benign Mesenchymal and Meningothelial Sinonasal Tract Lesions. Head Neck Pathol. 2016;10:95-108 pubmed publisher
  8. Thompson L, Herrera H, Lau S. Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Carcinomas: A Clinicopathologic Series of 22 Cases with Staging Recommendations. Head Neck Pathol. 2017;11:175-185 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, even though a good prognosis can be expected for PTC developing in TGDCs, staging is advocated to more appropriately match therapeutic interventions. ..
  9. Thompson L. Laryngeal Dysplasia, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Variants. Surg Pathol Clin. 2017;10:15-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Each SCC variant has unique cytomorphologic features and histologic differential diagnoses that are important to consider, as management and outcomes are different. ..

More Information


  1. Thompson L. Update From the 4th Edition of the World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck Tumours: Tumours of the Ear. Head Neck Pathol. 2017;11:78-87 pubmed publisher
    ..The classification reflects the state of current understanding for these uncommon entities, with this update only highlighting selected entities that were the most significantly changed. ..
  2. Thompson L, Lau S. Sinonasal Tract Solitary Fibrous Tumor: A Clinicopathologic Study of Six Cases with a Comprehensive Review of the Literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2018;12:471-480 pubmed publisher
    ..In combination with cases reported in the literature, primary SNT SFT behave in an indolent manner with conservative treatment. ..
  3. Thompson L. Olfactory neuroblastoma. Head Neck Pathol. 2009;3:252-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The management is therefore quite unique in comparison to other sinonasal tract malignancies, setting it apart diagnostically and managerially from other lesions. ..
  4. Thompson L, Franchi A. New tumor entities in the 4th edition of the World Health Organization classification of head and neck tumors: Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and skull base. Virchows Arch. 2018;472:315-330 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the new WHO classification reflects the state of current understanding for many relatively rare neoplasms, with this article highlighting the most significant changes. ..
  5. Thompson L, Jo V, Agaimy A, Llombart Bosch A, Morales G, Machado I, et al. Sinonasal Tract Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma in Adults: A Clinicopathologic and Immunophenotypic Study of Fifty-Two Cases with Emphasis on Epithelial Immunoreactivity. Head Neck Pathol. 2018;12:181-192 pubmed publisher
    ..9 months). Mixed anatomic site (p?=?0.02) was a significant adverse prognostic indicator, while stage (0.06) and tumor size >5 cm (0.06) approached marginal significance. ..
  6. Bauer J, Toluie S, Thompson L. Metastases to the Parathyroid Glands: A Comprehensive Literature Review of 127 Reported Cases. Head Neck Pathol. 2018;12:534-541 pubmed publisher
    ..Women are affected more often than men, with breast carcinomas (66.9%) and melanoma (11.8%) the most common primary tumors. Calcium homeostasis is affected, probably as a result of parathyroid gland parenchymal destruction. ..
  7. Thompson L, Herrera H, Lau S. Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Carcinomas in Pediatric Patients: Report of Two Cases with a Comprehensive Literature Review. Head Neck Pathol. 2017;11:442-449 pubmed publisher
    ..TGDC carcinomas in pediatric patients is associated with a good overall prognosis, best managed by Sistrunk procedure alone, with selected lymph node dissection if clinically indicated. ..
  8. Thompson L, Seethala R, Muller S. Ectopic sphenoid sinus pituitary adenoma (ESSPA) with normal anterior pituitary gland: a clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic study of 32 cases with a comprehensive review of the english literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2012;6:75-100 pubmed publisher
    ..This will result in accurate classification, helping to prevent the potentially untoward side effects or complications of incorrect therapy...
  9. request reprint
    Thompson L, Nelson B, Barnes E. Ceruminous adenomas: a clinicopathologic study of 41 cases with a review of the literature. Am J Surg Pathol. 2004;28:308-18 pubmed
    ..Ceruminous gland neoplasms are rare neoplasms. To date, a large clinicopathologic study of benign ceruminous gland neoplasms has not been reported...