• Tuesday 23 October 2018
  • 12:44 AM

 Mousa A. Al-Abbadi

 Pofessor of Pathology & Cytopathology

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Work Instituation:

 King Fahad Specialist Hospital





​American Borad of Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
American Board of Cytopathology
International Board of Cytopathology

Research Area of Interest





1. PA Drew, MA Al-Abbadi, CA Orlando, JB Hendricks, PS Kubilis, EJ Wilkinson. Prognostic factors in carcinoma of the vulva: a clinicopathologic and DNA flow cytometric study. Int J Gynecol Pathol 1996;15(3):235-241. PMID: 8811385.
2. M Al-Abbadi, A Masih, RC Braylan, NM Almasri. Soft tissue Langerhans' cell histiocytosis in an adult. A case presentation with flow cytometric analysis and literature review. Arch Pathol Lab Med 1997;121(2):169-172. PMID: 9126048.

3. MA Al-Abbadi, K Russo, EJ Wilkinson. Pulmonary mucormycosis diagnosed by bronchoalveolar lavage: a case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Pulmonol 1997;23(3):222-225. PMID: 9094732.

4. NM Almasri, M Al-Abbadi, E Rewaily, A Abulkhail, MS Tarawneh. Primary gastrointestinal lymphomas in Jordan are similar to those in Western countries. Mod Pathol 1997;10(2):137-141. PMID: 9127319.

5. HA Abder-Rabaman, S Abu-Alrageb, MA Al-Abbadi. Medico-Legal Sudden Natural Unexpected Death in Jordanians. Dirasat 2000;27(1):28-32. 

6. DR Lucas, M Al-Abbadi, P Tabaczka, MR Hamre, DW Weaver, MJ Mott. c-Kit expression in desmoid fibromatosis. Comparative immunohistochemical evaluation of two commercial antibodies. Am J Clin Pathol 2003;119(3):339-345. PMID: 12645334.

7. MA Al-Abbadi. Book Review: Atlas of Diagnostic Cytopathology by Atkinson B., Second Edition. Mod Pathol 2004;17(7):884. PMID:

8. MA Al-Abbadi. Book Review: Diagnostic Principles and Clinical Correlates by Cibas et al, 2nd Edition. Mod Pathol 2004;17(12):1582. PMID:
9. MA Al-Abbadi, H Saleh. Dedicating specific sessions of cytopathology courses to medical students. A survey/consensus study. Acta Cytol 2004;48(1):13-16. PMID: 14969175.

10. MA Al-Abbadi, R Spanta. Pathologic quiz case. A 34-year-old woman with abdominal pain and a large right multicystic ovarian mass. Mullerian adenosarcoma arising in an endometriotic cyst. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2004;128(9):1057-1058. PMID: 15335245.

11. SZ Al-Quran, M Al-Abbadi, RC Braylan. In hematopathology, love is everywhere. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2004;128(11):1309. PMID: 15504075.

12. P Papas, MA Al-Abbadi. Pathologic quiz case: a 32-year-old Western-Indian woman with a history of chronic abdominal pain and a cystic mass of pancreas. Mucinous cystic neoplasm, adenoma type. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2004;128(3):e54-55. PMID: 14987130.
13. MA Vasef, MA Ubaidat, HS Khalidi, NM Almasri, M Al-Abbadi, HZ Annab. Association between Epstein-Barr virus and classic Hodgkin lymphoma in Jordan: a comparative study with Epstein-Barr virus-associated Hodgkin lymphoma in North America. South Med J 2004;97(3):273-277. PMID: 15043335.
14. MA Al-Abbadi. Book review: Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Surgical Pathology: Clinicoradiologic and Cytologic Correlations. By Kilpatrick SE in Collaboration with Renner JB and Contribution by Creager A. Diagn Cytopathol 2005;33(4):284. PMID:

15. MA Al-Abbadi. Book Review: Thyroid Cyopathology. Essetials of Cytopathology series. By Clark & Faquin. Mod Pathol via Doody's review service online 2005;Decemberwww.doody.com. PMID:
16. MA Al-Abbadi, MS Tarawneh, TS Salman. Fine needle aspiration of chest wall mass in an 18-month-old child. Cytopathology 2005;16(3):150-152. PMID: 15924612.
17. B Jin, MA Al-Abbadi, KS Puder. Pathologic quiz case: a 32-year-old woman with an abnormal female fetus at 19 weeks of gestation. Cyclopia. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2005;129(1):e19-20. PMID: 15628921.
18. K Naik, MA Al-Abbadi. “Dove of peace”: The Voice by the ASCT. Images in Pathol 2005;2(4):10. PMID:

19. MA Al-Abbadi. Pitfalls in salivary gland fine-needle aspiration cytology. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2006;130(10):1428; author reply 1428. PMID: 17090178.

20. MA Al-Abbadi. The art & science of cytopathology: past, present and future. Review article, invited. J Med  J 2006;40(3):194-212. PMID:
21. MA Al-Abbadi, EM Hattab, MS Tarawneh, SS Amr, A Orazi, TM Ulbright. Primary testicular diffuse large B-cell lymphoma belongs to the nongerminal center B-cell-like subgroup: A study of 18 cases. Mod Pathol 2006;19(12):1521-1527. PMID: 16998463.
22. MA Al-Abbadi, TA Washington, HA Saleh, SE Tekyi-Mensah, DR Lucas, CA Briston. Differential expression of HER-2/NEU receptor of invasive mammary carcinoma between Caucasian and African American patients in the Detroit metropolitan area. Correlation with overall survival and other prognostic factors. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2006;97(1):3-8. PMID: 16432664.
23. MA Baig, L Fathallah, J Feng, M Husain, DG Grignon, MA Al-Abbadi. Fast drying of Fine Needle Aspiration slides using a hand held fan: impact on turn around time and staining quality. Cytojournal 2006;312. PMID: 16623950.
24. L Fathallah, OE Tulunay, J Feng, M Husain, JR Jacobs, MA Al-Abbadi. Histopathologic and cytopathologic diagnostic discrepancies in head and neck region: pitfalls, causes, and preventive strategies. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006;134(2):302-308. PMID: 16455381.

25. J Feng, M Al-Abbadi, U Kodali, R Dhar. Cytologic diagnosis of gastric linitis plastica by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration. Diagn Cytopathol 2006;34(2):177-179. PMID: 16511853.
26. F Lonardo, X Li, F Siddiq, R Singh, M Al-Abbadi, HI Pass, S Sheng. Maspin nuclear localization is linked to favorable morphological features in pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Lung Cancer 2006;51(1):31-39. PMID: 16159682.
27. MA Al-Abbadi, W Abuhammour, A Harahsheh, NM Abdel-Haq, RA Hasan, HA Saleh. Conjunctival changes in children with Kawasaki disease: cytopathologic characterization. Acta Cytol 2007;51(3):370-374. PMID: 17536537.
28. MA Al-Abbadi, NM Almasri, S Al-Quran, EJ Wilkinson. Cytokeratin and epithelial membrane antigen expression in angiosarcomas: an immunohistochemical study of 33 cases. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2007;131(2):288-292. PMID: 17284115.
29. MA Al-Abbadi, EM Hattab, M Tarawneh, A Orazi, TM Ulbright. Primary testicular and paratesticular lymphoma: a retrospective clinicopathologic study of 34 cases with emphasis on differential diagnosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2007;131(7):1040-1046. PMID: 17616989.
30. S Bandyopadhyay, V Pansare, J Feng, R Ali-Fehmi, R Bhan, M Husain, MA Al-Abbadi. Frequency and rationale of fine needle aspiration biopsy conversion to core biopsy as a result of onsite evaluation. Acta Cytol 2007;51(2):161-167. PMID: 17425196.
31. AM Compton, M Hoa, M Al-Abbadi, JH Krouse. Pathology quiz case 1. Diagnosis: sarcoidosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007;133(7):728, 730. PMID: 17638791.
32. RA Halloush, H Arabi, MA Al-Abbadi. Primary testicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with atrial mass as an initial presentation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Saudi Med J 2007;28(8):1278-1280. PMID: 17676218.
33. RA Halloush, FA Khasawneh, HA Saleh, AO Soubani, TJ Piskorowski, MA Al-Abbadi. Fine needle aspiration cytology of lung lesions: a clinicopathological and cytopathological review of 150 cases with emphasis on the relation between the number of passes and the incidence of pneumothorax. Cytopathology 2007;18(1):44-51. PMID: 17250603.
34. L Han, R Bhan, S Johnson, I Zak, M Husain, MA Al-Abbadi. Leptomeningeal metastasis in a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix: Report of a case and review of the literature. Diagn Cytopathol 2007;35(10):660-662. PMID: 17854087.

35. L Han, R Bhan, I Zak, M Husain, J Feng, S Vella, MA Al-Abbadi. Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma to the mandible masquerading as a parotid gland mass: A potential pitfall in the diagnosis by fine needle aspiration biopsy. Diagn Cytopathol 2007;35(10):674-676. PMID: 17854089.
36. L Han, M Husain, MR Fairfax, MA Al-Abbadi. Cytological diagnosis of cryptococcal peritonitis on peritoneal fluid. Diagn Cytopathol 2007;35(10):670-671. PMID: 17854088.
37. B Jin, A Goldsmith, H Budev, M Al-Abbadi. Primary melanoma of the uterine cervix after supracervical hysterectomy. A case report. Acta Cytol 2007;51(1):86-88. PMID: 17328503.
38. S Khayyata, G Bentley, TA Fregene, M Al-Abbadi. Retroperitoneal extramedullary anaplastic plasmacytoma masquerading as sarcoma: Report of a case with an unusual presentation and imprint smears. Acta Cytol 2007;51(3):434-436. PMID: 17536549.
39. S Khayyata, DJ Grignon, MR Aulicino, MA Al-Abbadi. Metanephric adenoma vs. Wilms' tumor: a report of 2 cases with diagnosis by fine needle aspiration and cytologic comparisons. Acta Cytol 2007;51(3):464-467. PMID: 17536557.
40. S Khayyata, AO Soubani, M Bonnett, H Nassar, MH Abidi, MA Al-Abbadi. The major autopsy findings in adult patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Ann Transplant 2007;12(2):11-18. PMID: 18173061.
41. V Pansare, S Bandyopadhyay, J Feng, R Bhan, R Joyrich, M Husain, M Al-Abbadi. Fine needle aspiration outcomes of masses detected by positron emission tomography: correlation with standard uptake value. Acta Cytol 2007;51(4):509-516. PMID: 17718113.
42. J Akinfolarin, A Black, M Al-Abbadi. Pulmonary mesothelioma in bronchioalveolar lavage: a case report. Diagn Cytopathol 2008;36(3):190-192. PMID: 18232009.
43. MA Al-Abbadi. Epidermoid cyst of the spleen. Saudi Med J 2008;29(9):1347-1348. PMID: 18813427.
44. H Arabi, N Yousef, S Bandyopadhyay, J Feng, GH Yoo, MA Al-Abbadi. Fine needle aspiration of head and neck masses in the operating room: accuracy and potential benefits. Diagn Cytopathol 2008;36(6):369-374. PMID: 18478613.
45. J Feng, MA Al-Abbadi, S Bandyopadhyay, H Salimnia, M Husain. Significance of high-risk human papillomavirus DNA-positive atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance pap smears in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Acta Cytol 2008;52(4):434-438. PMID: 18702360.
46. RS Singh, PB Bhattacharjee, GA Youngberg, MA Al-Abbadi. Sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma: a long-standing case. Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Panonica Adriat 2008;17(4):185-187. PMID: 19104745.
47. S Vella, M Al-Abbadi, L Han, J Feng. Fine needle aspiration of metastatic undifferentiated malignant sex cord stromal tumor. Acta Cytol 2008;52(3):377-378. PMID: 18540310.
48. MA Al-Abbadi, R Murthy, GA Youngberg. Barrett esophagus and the "indefinite for dysplasia" category. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2009;133(12):1909; author reply 1909-1910. PMID: 19961240.
49. NM Aloudah, E Raddaoui, S Aldhahri, MA Al-Abbadi. Low-grade papillary cystadenocarcinoma of the parotid gland: presentation of a case with cytological, histopathological, and immunohistochemical features and pertinent literature review. Diagn Cytopathol 2009;37(2):128-131. PMID: 19021236.
50. H Arabi, N Yousef, L Han, S Bandyopadhyay, J Feng, M Al-Abbadi. Accuracy and added value of triage beyond segregating potentially neoplastic effusions in immediate wet preparation. Acta Cytol 2009;53(1):71-76. PMID: 19248556.
51. YM Elshenawy, CE Ganote, MA Al-Abbadi. Fatal abdominal sarcomatosis secondary to gastrointestinal stromal tumor with bland histology. Saudi Med J 2009;30(11):1469-1472. PMID: 19882063.
52. J Maatouk, TA Barklow, W Zakaria, MA Al-Abbadi. Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma arising in long-standing multinodular goiter following radioactive iodine therapy: report of a case diagnosed by fine needle aspiration. Acta Cytol 2009;53(5):581-583. PMID: 19798888.
53. C McElroy, R Velilla, H Chaudhary, MA Al-Abbadi. Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma in a lymph node involved with small lymphocytic lymphoma: case report and review of the literature. Diagn Cytopathol 2009;37(1):48-50. PMID: 18973126.
54. MA Al-Abbadi, LI Bloom, LA Fatheree, LA Haack, G Minkowitz, DC Wilbur, MR Austin. Adequate reimbursement is crucial to support cost-effective rapid on-site cytopathology evaluations. Cytojournal 2010;722. PMID: 21085619.
55. MA Al-Abbadi, DJ Grignon. Cystic nephroma: a fine needle aspiration diagnostic pitfall. Acta Cytol 2010;54(2):233-234. PMID: 20391987.
56. MA Al-Abbadi, AK Hamati, R Velilla, DM Nelson. Cytoplasmic vacuoles can occur as an artifact in small cell carcinoma smears. Diagn Cytopathol 2010;38(4):310-312. PMID: 19845031.

57. MA Al-Abbadi, G Youngberg, M Al-Lozi. Horner syndrome after lymph node fine needle aspiration: which is the culprit? Acta Cytol 2010;54(5 Suppl):1058-1059. PMID: 21053601.
58. L Han, V Pansare, M Al-Abbadi, M Husain, J Feng. Combination of MUC5ac and WT-1 immunohistochemistry is useful in distinguishing pancreatic ductal carcinoma from ovarian serous carcinoma in effusion cytology. Diagn Cytopathol 2010;38(5):333-336. PMID: 19856421.
59. EM Hattab, SE Martin, SM Al-Khatib, WJ Kupsky, GH Vance, RA Stohler, M Czader, MA Al-Abbadi. Most primary CNS DLBCL occurring in immunocompetent individuals belong to the non-germinal center subtype:  Analysis of 31 cases. Mod Pathol 2010;23(2):235-243. PMID: 19935644.
60. Y Elshenawy, G Youngberg, MA Al-Abbadi. Unusual clinical presentation of cutaneous malignant melanoma metastatic to the parotid gland; initially discovered by fine needle aspiration: case report and review of literature. Diagn Cytopathol 2011;39(5):373-376. PMID: 20949472.
61. S Ilyas, MA Al-Abbadi, B Raval, WE Shams. Mucor causing nonhealing skin ulcer diagnosed by scrape cytology: description of unusual presentation. Diagn Cytopathol 2011;39(9):714-715. PMID: 21837662.
62. S Ilyas, D Youssef, H Chaudhary, MA Al-Abbadi. Myocbacterium-avium intracellulare associated inflammatory pseudotumor of the anterior nasal cavity. Head Neck Pathol 2011;5(3):296-301. PMID: 21327589.
63. D Youssef, W Shams, CE Ganote, MA Al-Abbadi. Negative image of blastomyces on diff-quik stain. Acta Cytol 2011;55(4):377-381. PMID: 21791910.
64. D Youssef, W Shams, A Kareem Abu Malouh, MA Al-Abbadi. Chronic organizing retroperitoneal abscess caused by Klebsiella oxytoca masquerading as sarcoma: Recognition by Diff-Quik stain on FNA material. Diagn Cytopathol 2011. PMID: 21538961.
65. D Youssef, WE Shams, A El Abbassi, JP Moorman, MA Al-Abbadi. Combining cytomorphology and serology for the diagnosis of cat scratch disease. Diagn Cytopathol 2011;39(3):210-213. PMID: 21319324.
66. M Mishra, V Morgan, AK Hamati, M Al-Abbadi. Carcinoma of unknown primary: check the liver... thanks to TTF-1. Tenn Med 2012;105(1):35-36.
67. AA Joudeh, MA Al-Abbadi, MM Rahal, SS Amr. Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease (histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis) following Hodgkin lymphoma. Pathol Int. 2012 Aug;62(8):571-573.
68. D Youssef, W Shams, B Bailey, TJ O'Neil, MA Al-Abbadi. Effective strategy for decreasing blood culture contamination rates: the experience of a veterans affairs medical centre. J Hosp Infect. 2012 Aug;81(4):288-291.
69. MM Abdulkader, MM Yousef, M Abdelhadi, SS Amr, ES Alabsi, MA Al-Abbadi. Microscopic Dysgerminoma Associated With Anti-Ma2 Paraneoplastic Encephalitis in a Patient with Gonadal Dysgenesis. Int J Gyn Pathol 2013;32(3):277-282.
70. NA Alabdulqader, MM Yousef, KD Bernacki, MA Al-Abbadi. Epstein-Barr Virus Associated Smooth Muscle Tumor; Synchronous liver and Lung Involvement. Saudi Med J. 2012 Sep;33(9):1010-3.
71. DE Asberry, GA Youngberg, MA Al-Abbadi. Mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas with neuroendocrine cells and malignant stroma. Saudi Med J; 2013, 34(1):80-5.
72. V Rudat, N Birido, S Tuwaijri, MA Al-Abbadi. Body Mass Index and Breast  
      Cancer Risk: A Retrospective Multi-Institutional Analysis in Saudi Arabia.
      Advances in Breast Cancer Research. 2013;2:7-10
73. MA Al-Abbadi. Basics of Cytology. Avicenna J Med. 2011 Jul;1(1):18-28.
74. MA Al-Abbadi, SQ  Shareef, JA Ali, MM Yousef. Application of the Bethesda
System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology in Eastern Province Saudi Arabia: Phase I Pilot Retrospective Analysis. Acta Cytologica 2013;57(5):481-8.
 75. I U Chaudry, H Mutari, W Manah, M Afzal, MA Al-Abbadi, E Hasan, I Khurshid. Pulmonary Mucormycosis in Multiorgan Transplant Patient: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Journal of Fatima Jinnah Medical College. 2013 (7):102-105.
 76. F Al Otaibi, MA Al-Abbadi, A Sabbagh, M Ahmad. Extracranial Extesnion of Anaplastic Ependymoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. International Journal of Neurology & Neurosurgery 2014;6(1):23-25.
 77. I Al-Abbadi, A A Mahafza, MA Al-Abbadi, A Bakir. Investment Opportunities in   
       Health: Feasibility of Building An American Private Hospital in Jordan. European
       Journal of Social Sciences 2013;40(2):312-329.
78. MM  Abdulkader, SS Amr, MM Yousef, HA Musleh, AA Joudeh, MH Nahhas, MA Al-Abbadi.
      Metachronous Multifocal Osseous Rosai-Dorfman Disease in a Pregnant Woman: Report of an 
      Unusual Case and Brief Review of Pertinent Literature. Gynecol Obstet 2014 (Sunnyvale) 4:198. 

 79. ZH Al-Faraj, HA Hassan, BA Abdelhamid,MA Al-Abbadi. Salmonella Bacilli
       Negative Image Recognized on Diff-Quik Stain from Pleural Fluid Cytology:
       Report of Unusual Case. Saudi Med J. 2014 Jan;35(1):85-7.
 80. MA Al-Abbadi, MJ Al-Yousef, MM Yousef, SS Sheikh, NM Almasri, SS Amr. CD 10 and CD 138 expression in Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: An
       Immunohistochemical study of 15 cases. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology (Submitted for publication in November 2014).
- Book: Editor-in-Chief: Salivary Gland Cytopathology: A color Atlas. ISBN: 978-0-470-50092-. Copyright Wily-Blackwell. Published March 2011
- Chapter: George Papanicolaou, Biography. In Encyclopedia of Pathology 2015 Springer,
N. Chantzanicolaou& M. Al-Abbadi.
- ChapterHistory of Cytopathology. In Encyclopedia of Pathology 2015 Springer, M. Al-

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