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Sampling, by specimen type
In malignant or suspected malignant cases, surgical margins are generally more important than main tumor diagnosis.
- In lung wedge resection and lobectomy, sample the surgical margin that is presumably closest to a tumor for frozen sectioning. Further information: Lung wedge resection and lobectomy
- In an intestine with tumor, it is generally enough to open the intestine (avoiding cutting through a tumor unless it is corcumferantial, and grossly measuring the distances to the proximal and distal surgical margins, as well as the distances to the radial or mesenteric surgical margins. Further information: Intestine with tumor