Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 February 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Grossing

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Grossing. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eargrossing.html. Accessed November 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Orientation is essential; may need to consult with surgeon, particularly if middle ear or inner ear tissue is present
  • Must determine surgical resection margins
  • Extensive decalcification may be needed
  • Stapes: orient for embedding after decalcification to reveal outline of entire ossicle