Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
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Features to report



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Revised: 28 January 2019, last major update February 2012

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Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Gross features
Microscopic (histologic) features
  • Tumor histologic type, tumor grade (specify grading system) and pattern
  • Number and size (3 dimensions) of tumor nodules
  • Status of resection margins (ask surgeon which margins are important to evaluate)
  • Severity of fibrosis (none, mild, moderate, severe, cirrhosis)
  • Angiolymphatic invasion
  • Mitotic rate
  • Findings in nonmalignant liver, including cirrhosis, iron deposition, other tumors, portal vein thrombosis, hepatocyte dysplasia and hepatitis
  • Regional lymph nodes: number examined, number and location with metastatic tumor
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