Testis and epididymis
Grossing orchiectomy specimens

Author: Swapnil U. Rane, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 12 June 2017, last major update November 2013

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Table of Contents
Definition / general
Cite this page: Grossing orchiectomy specimens. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testisgrossing.html. Accessed December 13th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Spermatic cord margin (sample before cut into tumor since contamination is a common problem, Mod Pathol 1996;9:762)
  • Tumor (1 section per cm, representing all grossly different features)
  • Tumor and tunica
  • Tumor and hilum (site of extratesticular extension in > 90%, Am J Clin Pathol 1999;111:534)
  • Tumor and normal testis
  • Normal testis
  • Epididymis