Eye, Muscle, and Nerve Specimens (Including Rectal Biopsy for Hirschprung’s Disease)



This chapter outlines the anatomy, clinical presentation, and relevant clinical investigations. Details of both non-neoplastic and neoplastic pathological conditions affecting this organ site are given. Clinical considerations in obtaining the diagnostic biopsy and therapeutic resection specimens are outlined, with details of their handling and dissection in the histopathology laboratory. This is correlated with relevant histopathology reports, giving summary core prognostic and patient management items. Current WHO and TNM classifications are referenced.


Optic Nerve Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma Lacrimal Gland Merkel Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Histopathology LaboratoryBelfast City Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care TrustBelfastUK

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