Gross Description and Processing of Obstetric and Gynecologic Tissue

  • Ancel Blaustein


This chapter offers some guidelines for the study of gross specimens and the processing of these specimens for appropriate microscopic study. All surgical pathology is more meaningfully studied when accurate, pertinent information is submitted with the specimen. With obstetric and gynecologic pathology, receipt of this data is essential. A simple data sheet (Figure 37.1) can be easily filled in by the attending physician or a resident. The information should not be filled out by operating room personnel; this results in too many errors. It should not be filled out prior to surgery, because the procedure may differ from the one originally contemplated.


Fallopian Tube Club Foot Fetal Vessel Cord Insertion Habitual Abortion 
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