Cardiac Tumor

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Triage & Gross

  • Please check imaging and clinical history prior to grossing.
  • If the majority of the tumor is intracardiac / intravascular, the peripheral edges of the tumor likely do NOT represent margin (they protrude into the vascular space).
  • However, there may be an associated / attached portion of cardiac muscle or vascular tissue. This portion likely represents true surgical margin and should be inked.
  • As with any tumor, serially section, photograph an entire section, and submit at least 1 section per centimeter.
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