Template:Gross processing of skin lesions with benign appearance

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Gross pathology processing of well-defined skin lesions, by lesion size:[1]
<4 mm 4 - 8 mm 9 - 15 mm

Tissue selection from skin excision with lesion less than 4 mm with benign appearance.png

Tissue selection from skin excision with lesion 4-8 mm with benign appearance.png

Tissue selection from skin excision with lesion 9-15 mm with benign appearance.png

In table above, each top image shows recommended lines for cutting out slices to be submitted for further processing. Bottom image shows which side of the slice that should be put to microtomy. Dashed lines here mean that either side could be used.

The entire specimen may be sliced and submitted if the risk of malignancy is high.[1] Otherwise the rest may be saved in case microscopy indicates further sampling.

  1. 1.0 1.1 ". Ochsner J 5 (2): 22–33. 2003. PMID 22826680. PMC: 3399331. Archived from the original. . 
    - With a "standard histologic examination" that, in addition to the lesion, only includes one section from each side along the longest diameter of the specimen.
    - It also shows an example of circular coverage, with equal coverage distance in all four directions.
    - The entire specimen may be submitted if the risk of malignancy is high.