Gross Description, Processing, and Reporting of Gynecologic and Obstetric Specimens

  • Stanley J. Robboy
  • Frederick T. Kraus
  • Robert J. Kurman


The surgical pathology report provides the histopathologic diagnosis and specific information relating to prognosis and treatment. Accordingly, the surgical pathologist must have sufficient familiarity with the management of gynecologic and obstetric disorders that clinically relevant information is the focus of the report. This chapter provides an approach to the processing of gynecologic and obstetric tissue specimens. The techniques of the gross examination and the method of reporting the pathologic findings are guided by the clinical principles on which patient management is based.


Resection Margin Fallopian Tube Radical Hysterectomy Myometrial Invasion Placenta Accreta 
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  • Stanley J. Robboy
  • Frederick T. Kraus
  • Robert J. Kurman

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