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PubMed Search: Grossing

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Grossing. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eargrossing.html. Accessed August 8th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Orientation is essential; may need to consult with surgeon, particularly if middle ear or inner ear tissue is present
  • Must determine surgical resection margins
  • Extensive decalcification may be needed
  • Stapes: orient for embedding after decalcification to reveal outline of entire ossicle
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