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PubMed Search: Grossing eye

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Jain D. Conjunctiva: grossing. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeconjunctivageneral.html. Accessed June 7th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Specimens are thin and tend to fold when placed in fixative
  • Surgeon should spread lesion onto filter paper, allow to dry for a few seconds, then place in specimen container
  • Relevant landmarks should be labeled
  • For lesions that extend to limbus, cut so sections are perpendicular to limbus
  • Don't use methylene blue or toluidine blue ink for margins as they bleed into sample
  • Don't place specimens on sponges which expand in fixative and distort specimen
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