Indications and limitations of fresh frozen sections in the pulmonary apparatus.
Summary of "Indications and limitations of fresh frozen sections in the pulmonary apparatus."
Recommendations for the diagnosis of lung tumors almost limit the use of fresh frozen sections to the evaluation of resection margins. In pathology pretherapeutic methods for assessment of clinically suspected lung cancer are favored over intraoperative frozen section diagnosis. For the interdisciplinary management of uncertain lung findings diagnostic methods, such as cytopathology and examination of biopsy material are available. The use of rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) in cytopathology is limited due to the lack of necessary personnel. Diagnosis of unclear pulmonary lesions or distinction of metastases from primary lung tumors by intraoperative frozen sections is therefore limited to exceptional cases that were not resolved by preoperative biopsies. Such rare cases require a common consensus strategy between thoracic surgeons and pathologists in a preoperative tumor board.
Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum Köln, Kerpener Str. 62, 50937, Köln, Deutschland, email@example.com.
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Name: Der Pathologe
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22782501
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00292-012-1603-y
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