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Triage & Gross
- Weigh and measure in 3 dimensions.
- Measure maximal thickness of tumor.
- Measure volume: There is a graduated cylinder in the gross room, that can be filled with water to a designated volume. Submerge the specimen, and record the amount of water displacement.
- Most specimens come unoriented. Some come oriented at the diaphragmatic margin.
- Measure attached diaphragm, if present.
- ONLY ink if margins are indicated.
- If there is obvious tumor: submit a total of 15-20 tumor sections from the ENTIRE PATIENT (ALL SPECIMENS COMBINED).
- If diaphragmatic margin is present, submit nearest approach to margin.
- If there is no obvious tumor AND the patient has been treated: submit 5-10 sections per specimen (i.e. per container).
New 02-03-2020 NAC