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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor

Miscellaneous

Frozen section


Reviewers: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 January 2013, last major update February 2012
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General
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● Accurate and reliable for intraoperative diagnosis of suspected liver lesions (J Clin Pathol 2006;59:352) - biliary hamartoma is most common entity confused with a malignant tumor
● Pre-transplant frozen section also used to evaluate donor livers for macrovesicular steatosis, although discrepancies exist with permanent sections in 7% (J Clin Med Res 2011;3:191)
● Optimally, should have clinical data and serum AFP levels available
● Should know if specimen is from a mass

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