Table 2

Specimen information
Case Gender *, ** Primary site Biopsy site Description*
1 Female Ovary Omentum This specimen received labeled with patient’s name are two, pink-yellow, lobulated omental tissue fragments measuring 14.5 × 7.0 × 1.0 cm in aggregate. Sectioning omentum reveals yellow lobulated adipose tissue marked by multiple, firm, yellow-white nodule varying in size from 0.5 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm. up to 2.0 × 1.5 × 1.0 cm. Some of these nodules show focal hemorrhage and necrosis. Representative sections are submitted in cassette. Two pieces.
2 Male Colorectal Liver The specimen consists of a 360 gram, 16.5 × 7.0 × 7.0 cm segment of liver. The superior portion of the liver has been inked yellow, and the resection margin has been inked black. The liver has a pink-tan appearance with adhesions. Previous sectioning revealed a 2.5 × 2.5 cm white-tan nodule located approximately 6.0 cm from the superior portion of the liver and comes to within 1.0 cm from the resection margin. Located approximately 1.5 cm inferior to the first nodule are 2 additional white-tan, circumscribed nodules. These measure 0.2 cm and 1.3 cm in greatest dimension. The larger nodule comes to within 0.5 cm from the resection margin, and the smaller nodule comes to within 2.2 cm from the resection margin. The remaining liver has a green-brown appearance, and no additional areas of interest are identified. Second and third nodules are submitted in one cassette, 1 piece.
3 Male Colorectal Brain Specimen received labeled with right frontal brain tumor. Received is a 3.0 × 2.1 × 0.3 cm aggregate of gray-tan, friable tissue fragments. Tea bag. 1 cassette, all.
4 Female Breast Lymph Node This specimen received labeled with patient’s name. Contains 1 possible lymph node, 1 piece.
5 Male Kidney Brain The specimen consists of a previously sectioned portion of red-gray brain tissue which upon reconstruction measures 4.0 × 3.1 × 2.0 cm. There is a 3.5 × 2.0 × 1.1 cm ill-defined yellow-gray mass which comes to within 0.3 cm of the margin. The margin has been inked black. The remaining cut surface is gray-pink, and no additional masses or areas of interest are grossly identified. Representative tissue is submitted in 1 cassette, 1 piece.
6 Female Melanoma Lymph Node Possible lymph nodes, 1 cassette, multiple pieces.
7 Male Bladder Lymph Node The specimen received consists of multiple fragments of fat and soft connective tissue. On sectioning, the fragments consist of possible lymph nodes ranging from 0.7 cm up to 4.3 cm in greatest dimension. The cut surfaces are solid gray-white. Possible lymph nodes, multiple pieces.
8 Male Sarcoma Liver Received is a 1765 gram, 20.7 × 14.3 × 10.8 cm right lobe of liver. There is a stitch attached to the anterior aspect of the capsule. The resection margin will be inked black. On sectioning, there is a 10.4 × 6.8 cm white-tan, fleshy, friable mass. The mass is focally necrotic and in the area where the mass is necrotic, it is cystic. The mass grossly appears to come to within 1.1 cm of the resection margin. The remaining liver is red-brown and no satellite lesions or other masses are grossly identified. 1 cassette, 1 piece.
9 Male Gastric Omentum The specimen consists of a 0.9 × 0.7 × 0.5 cm portion of yellow, lobulated omentum with a 1.2 cm firm, gray nodule. 1 cassette, 1 piece.
10 Male Lung Brain The specimen consists of a 1.6 × 1.3 × 0.7 cm aggregate of soft tan-brown tissue fragments. Submitted in 1 cassette, multiple pieces.

* - Information given to EPs.

** - Information given for GEP testing to Pathwork Diagnostics Laboratory.

Kulkarni et al.

Kulkarni et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:110   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-110

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