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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Prostatectomy: Gross processing

  • For orientation, apply ink[notes 2] or make a cut to one half of the specimen, and possibly a different one to the other side.[1]
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The transverse slices may be cut into quadrants if exceeding laboratory capacity.

See also: General notes on gross processing

Most common targets


  1. For a full list of contributors, see article history. Creators of images are attributed at the image description pages, seen by clicking on the images. See Patholines:Authorship for details.
  2. Inking can be done with India ink, and will specify the serosa or resection margin in later histopathologic evaluation.


  1. Monica Dahlgren, Janne Malina, Anna Måsbäck, Otto Ljungberg. Stora utskärningen. KVAST (Swedish Society of Pathology). Retrieved on 2019-09-26.