Intraoperative consultation of brain tumor fragments
Measure the size of the specimen in 3 dimensions.
Remove a drop-size sample, place it on a glass-slide, then gently smear it out with another glass slide, followed by applying a fixative solution and staining with H&E.
The most common primary brain tumors are:
Also look into the patient's history for past cancers that may have metastasized to the brain.
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