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Margin Assessment Technical Issues

        Shrinkage

        Artifacts – compression by imaging

        Sampling technique

        Orientation – sutures or clips; inking

        Inking – Surgeon, Pathologist

 

Specimen Shrinkage

Approximately 30%to 50% reduction in gross size on formalin fixation

 

Lumpectomy Specimen

“Typical pathology report”

Gross description:

…Oriented specimen measuring “6.8 x 5.3 x 1.3 cm.”

 

 

 

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Tags: Margins

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