Grossing esophagectomy specimens
Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 October 2013, last major update June 2007
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- Take photographs and measurements and check coloration when specimen is fresh
- Open esophagus longitudinally, ink deep margin, pin flat overnight
- Dissect fat for lymph nodes (adjacent, proximal and distal to tumor)
- Take sections from resection margins, tumor / lesion (4-5), deep margins to tumor, normal mucosa proximal and distal to tumor, lymph nodes, other structures
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