Cervix
Miscellaneous
Grossing of cervical specimens

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Note: see Uterus chapter for grossing of hysterectomy specimens
  • Specimen should be oriented by the surgeon (either directly showing pathologist or by labeling with a stitch or ink mark)
  • All tissue submitted should be examined (check the container and lid carefully)
  • Describe the number and size of pieces and any gross abnormalities
  • Describe gross tumor location, size, depth of invasion, extension to margins or adjacent organs
  • Submit labeled specimens separately
  • Cone biopsies: ink deep margin, orient by quadrants, fixation for 3 hours may be helpful; then section by quadrant and within each quadrant at 1 - 3 mm intervals
  • Sections should be along plane of endocervical canal and include epithelium in each section
Diagrams / tables

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Hysterectomy specimen

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Grossing diagrams