Handling of Surgical Pathology Specimens

  • David H. Dail
  • Samuel P. Hammar

Abstract

The continuous development of new clinical, radio-logic, surgical, and pathologic techniques highlights an ever-changing practice of pathology. With reference to many locations in the body, and certainly in the lung, the pathologist is being asked to be more diagnostic with smaller and smaller samples. Immunohistochemistry and other newer techniques entering diagnostic practice may lead to a diagnosis based on only a few cells. As in electron microscopy, the challenge will be to judge whether such samples are truly representative. Pattern recognition on tissue sections is still valuable, but is being supplemented, and in part replaced, with some of these newer techniques.

Keywords

Lung Biopsy Pulmonary Infiltrate Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy Bronchial Biopsy Transbronchial Biopsy 
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