Hernia sac

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Gross pathology of a hernia sac.


Generally 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Gross processing

Generally submit 1 cassette of representative sections, but this is not necessary in an inguinal hernia sac in a patient aged over 16 years.

Gross report
(A. Labeled - [ ]. The specimen is received in formalin and consists of) __ fragment(s) of pink-tan fibromembranous tissue, measuring ___ cm in greatest dimension and ___ cm in greatest thickness. The surfaces are smooth. There are no sections submitted for microscopic examination.


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