Emergent pathology

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Author: Mikael Häggström [note 1]
Memorization-worthy:[note 2] Information relating to emergent pathology is often not conveniently and timely looked up when needed because of the need for a fast report.

Frozen sections

To perform micrography with a smartphone, stabilize the smartphone over the eyepiece (preferably using both hands), and move it slowly around until most of the microscopic field is in focus.

As a pathology trainee, the most important is to be able to make a frozen section slide. A fairly new pathology trainee should generally not independently make a report to the referring physician without having at least consulted with a senior, and therefore the diagnostics of frozen section slides is not included in this section. In the meantime, ensure that you have a working smartphone available, and know beforehand who to contact whenever you are at risk of being responsible for a frozen section, so that you can perform micrography of the slide in case the senior can not be physically present within an acceptable time.

Surprise frozen sections

While most frozen sections can be predicted from schedules of the operating room and thereby be looked up beforehand, this chapter deals with the most common ones that do not offer such preparation time, thus indicating memorization of how to handle them.

(Gather most common situations.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Other frozen sections

Although these are generally given on schedules of the operating room, any pathologist may end up suddenly covering for another one, and subsequently be presented with the frozen section case without having had the time to look it up beforehand.
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