Foreskins removed from infants are usually not submitted to the surgical pathology laboratory for examination. If you do receive one of these specimens, measure it, describe its appearance, and submit a section for histologic evaluation. Foreskins removed from older patients are routinely submitted for evaluation, because they are more likely to harbor pathology. You need to sample these specimens more extensively and pay dose attention to the margin of resection. Ink the epithelial margin, and carefully inspect the surfaces of the specimen. Record the number, size, location, and appearance of any lesions. Because the foreskin is much easier to section once it is fixed, pin the four corners of the foreskin onto a wax tablet, and submerge the specimen in formalin.
KeywordsCorpus Spongiosum Normal Penis Subepithelial Connective Tissue Penile Urethra Surgical Pathology Report
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