Penis and scrotum
Grossing circumcision specimens
Editors: Antonio Cubilla, M.D. and Alcides Chaux, M.D. (see Author/Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 May 2010, last major update May 2010
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● Routine circumcision specimens are often “gross” only, with no sections submitted for histology
Procedure for circumcision specimens containing tumor
● Lightly stretch and pin the specimen to cardboard / paraffin
● Fix in 10% buffered formalin overnight
● Measure and describe the specimen, identifying and describing the tumor
● Take a photograph or make a diagram of the specimen
● Ink the mucosal and cutaneous margins of resection with different colors
● Section the specimen transversally along its longest axis
● Label each section from 1 to 12 clockwise
● Submit the entire specimen
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