Generally 10% neutral buffered formalin. Fix all thyroids at least overnight to avoid artifactual nuclear atypia.
See also: General notes on fixation
Removal during autopsy
Sharply dissect the thyroid from the cartilage, starting at the posterior end of each lobe & working forward. Do not cut the isthmus. Try to find parathyroids. Template:Gross processing of thyroid
- . Gross Pathology Manual By The University of Chicago Department of Pathology. Updated 2-14-19 NAC.