Omentum – GI

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  1. The majority of these specimens will be part of a cancer-staging surgery.
  2. These specimens can be grossed fresh. If the remainder of the case needs to be fixed, then weigh omentum and submerge in formalin.


  1. Weigh and measure.
  2. Describe surface texture, color, and consistency.
  3. Serially section the specimen.
  4. Look for white, gray, tan nodules – these are most likely tumor metastases.
  5. Submit one representative section of tumor or representative sections of unremarkable omentum in ONE cassette.
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