Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 December 2017, last major update February 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Gross[TI] liver[TI]

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Jain, D. Grossing. website. Accessed October 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • At least one section per 2 cm of tumor for large tumors, including tumor center and periphery
  • Submit entire tumor, if can do so in 5 sections or less
  • Adjacent and distant uninvolved liver
  • Resection margins
  • Portal and hepatic veins
  • Porta hepatis
  • Lymph nodes
  • Gallbladder, if present
  • Other tissues or organs
  • Save intervening levels on biopsies for special stains