Operative Specimen Handling and Evaluation of Resection Margins
Specimen grossing is a key step in the pathology examination of pancreatic resection specimens. Specimen dissection with optimal display of pathological changes and extensive tissue sampling are important determinants of the quality of pathology reporting. This chapter provides a detailed discussion of the macroscopic examination procedure and assessment of the specimen margins with reference to current (inter-)national guidelines and recommendations.
KeywordsCommon Bile Duct Superior Mesenteric Artery Pancreatic Head Main Pancreatic Duct Superior Mesenteric Vein
The author wishes to thank Øystein H. Horgmo, medical illustrator, University of Oslo, for the assistance with the illustrations.
The author has no conflicting interests to declare.
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