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:

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

When saving, please send the report to the Attendings’ worklist.

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