Penis & scrotum

Topic Completed: 1 June 2014

Minor changes: 1 July 2020

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Gross circumcision

Shaheed W. Hakim, M.D.
Trevor A. Flood, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hakim SW, Flood TA. Grossing-circumcision. website. Accessed August 7th, 2020.
Benign circumcision specimens:
  • Benign circumcision specimens are sampled with routine sections (1 - 2) including any grossly identified lesions / abnormalities

Circumcision specimens containing tumor / suspicious for tumor:
  • Lightly stretch and pin the specimen to cardboard / sheet of cork
  • Fix in 10% buffered formalin overnight
  • Measure and describe the specimen, identifying:
    • Color, consistency
    • Areas of flattening / thickening / indurations
    • Describing focal lesions, hemorrhage, exudates and edema
    • Describing the tumor and its relation / distance to surgical resection margins
  • Ink the mucosal and cutaneous margins of resection with different colors
  • Take a photograph of the specimen
  • Section the specimen transversally
  • Map the photograph according to sections submitted, labeling each section in a clockwise fashion
  • Submit the entire tumor and sample each surgical resection margin
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