Tumors

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Author: Mikael Häggström [note 1]

By location

Abdomen and pelvis:

Other:

By gross appearance

Comprehensiveness

On this resource, the following formatting is used for comprehensiveness:

  • Minimal depth
  • (Moderate depth)
  • ((Comprehensive))

Gross processing

Gross tumors according to organ and/or tumor type (as per above) whenever possible. In additional to general gross processing guidelines, the following instructions are usually acceptable:

  • Identify surgical margins where tumor involvement may be necessary to identify or negate.
  • Generally ink such margins.
  • Section the specimen so as to get a gross overview of tumor extent.
  • (Take a gross photograph of the tumor.)
  • Describe the tumor, minimally by color and consistency (firm/rubbery versus semisolid), and possibly also including diffuse versus well-demarcated.
  • Measure tumor dimensions and distances to relevant margins.
  • Sampling of generally at least one slice per centimeter of tumor (which for larger tumors may be submitted as 2-3 sections per cassette).

Further information: Gross processing

By gross appearance

Evaluation

The most important aspects of a tumor is whether it is malignant or not, and staging. Further information: Evaluation of suspected malignancies

Notes

  1. For a full list of contributors, see article history. Creators of images are attributed at the image description pages, seen by clicking on the images. See Patholines:Authorship for details.

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