Cite this page: Jain D. Grossing. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/pancreasgrossing.html. Accessed March 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
- Ink common bile duct margin, pancreatic duct margin, retroperitoneal margin, other soft tissue margins, duodenum, stomach
- Retroperitoneal margin: soft tissue adjacent to right lateral border of superior mesenteric artery, site of most local recurrences
- Margins should be sectioned perpendicular to the inked margin
- References: Essential Pathology: Pancreas - Total Pancreatectomy [Accessed 3 January 2018], Pathology Resident Wiki: Pancreas, Whipple Procedure [Accessed 3 January 2018]
Grossing of Whipple specimen