Breast Implants & Expanders

Auto text: “Insert Gross Only”


  • Breast implants and tissue expanders should be grossed the same day they are received.
  • Photograph the front and back of ALL implants removed from breasts:

  • Tissue expanders do NOT need photographs:


Cassettes do not need to be submitted for these specimens.

If there are no additional parts for which histology is submitted, please remember to enter the Final Diagnosis into CoPath and send the case to the Attending’s worklist:

A. [Side] breast implant; Removal:
    – Surgical hardware (gross examination only).

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