By The University of Chicago Department of Pathology
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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.