Colon for diverticulitis

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]
This article is about a resection of part of the colon (usually part of or including the sigmoid colon):

Comprehensiveness

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  • Minimal depth
  • (Moderate depth)
  • ((Comprehensive))
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<< Decision needed between alternatives separated by / signs >>
{{Common findings / In case of findings}}
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Gross processing

As per Colon#Gross processing.

Strive to sample 4-8 lymph nodes.

Tissue selection

  • (Proximal surgical margin, en face
  • Distal surgical margin, en face
  • Mesenteric margin)
  • Diverticuli
  • {{Representative sections of any "donuts"}}

Gross report

On this resource, the following formatting is used for comprehensiveness:

  • Minimal depth
  • (Moderate depth)
  • ((Comprehensive))
Other legend

<< Decision needed between alternatives separated by / signs >>
{{Common findings / In case of findings}}
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Template:

(A. Labeled - __.
The specimen is received in formalin and consists of)
a segment of large intestine which measures __ cm in length and __ cm in average diameter. The serosal surface is tan and smooth. ((The proximal surgical margin is inked blue and the distal surgical margin is inked green. The mesenteric margin is inked red.)) The specimen is opened longitudinally to reveal a smooth mucosa. There are multiple diverticula measuring up to __ cm in depth. The rest of the mucosa is tan-pink with normal mucosal folds. The lumen is not dilated. The wall measures __ cm in thickness. Within the mesorectum there are __ possible lymph nodes measuring up to __cm in greatest dimension. {{Also included in the container are __ unremarkable colonic donuts measuring __ and __ cm in diameter.}} Representative sections are submitted for microscopic examination in __ cassettes.

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