By The University of Chicago Department of Pathology
Auto Text: “Insert Lipoma”
Triage & Gross
- Weigh and measure in 3D.
- Ink, serially section, and examine cut surface. It should appear glistening and yellow.
- For permanent processing, submit 1 section per centimeter, 2 sections per cassette (for example, for an 8 cm tumor: 8 sections, 4 cassettes).
- Large tumors (>10 cm) or those with heterogenous cut surfaces are more at risk for atypia or malignancy.
- If areas appear necrotic (opaque, yellow-green), hemorrhagic, or solid white-tan, submit additional sections including these worrisome areas: