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PubMed Search: Gross mediastinum[TI]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani H. Grossing. website. Accessed January 24th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • At least one section of tumor per cm of tumor diameter
  • Tumor and adjacent tissue
  • Tumor invading adjacent tissue
  • Numerous sections of tumor capsule, particularly in areas of apparent disruption
  • Margins
  • Areas with other pathologic findings
  • Other organs or tissues

  • References: policies and procedures for surgeons and pathologists regarding resection specimens of thymic malignancy (J Thorac Oncol 2011;6:S1730)
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