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4.3 Diagnostic Pathology

Updated January 2017

Surgical Specimens 

At the time of excision, the Surgeon should clearly mark and orient the specimens for the Pathologist. When image detected abnormality is removed, the specimen should then be radiographed to ensure that the area of concern was removed. The specimen, together with any specimen radiograph, should then be sent directly to the Pathologist who should carefully mark the resection margins, prior to cutting the specimen, so that the relationship of the lesion to the surgical margins can be ascertained.

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