General Principles

Part of the Frozen Section Library book series (FROZEN, volume 11)


Gynecologic specimens are frequently submitted for intraoperative consultation, primarily to guide the scope of surgery. The main indications for frozen section in gynecologic surgery are to aid the surgeon in determining the extent of tumor spread, locally and in lymph nodes, to confirm the diagnosis of ovarian or other malignant condition prior to radical surgery, and to ensure the adequacy of biopsy or resection.


Cervical Cancer Freeze Section Endometrial Carcinoma Gynecologic Surgery Malignant Condition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine The Methodist HospitalWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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