UChicago Gross Pathology Manual will be MOVING!
The current website will be retiring (est June 1, 2019), and moving to https://voices.uchicago.edu/grosspathology/
Please visit the new site and check back for updates!
Make specific note of the relationship to EGJ for staging purposes:
The relationship of the tumor (or ulcer in treated cases) to the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) MUST be explicitly stated for staging purposes as follows:
The future site (https://voices.uchicago.edu/grosspathology/) is under construction, so please excuse the incompleteness. Completion is estimated by June 1, 2019.
As ureter margins are not-infrequently missed at triage, please verify with a PA that you have properly acquired ureter margins at triage prior to immersion in formalin.
In cases of tissue submission between sponges or in mesh bags, the use of mesh bags/sponges must be documented in the gross description. The standard templates in Dragon have been modified (see list below).
For grossers, any use of mesh bags or sponges NOT already in the templates must be added. Please update Dragon templates accordingly.
For pathologists, please be aware of this change in the final reports.
For all skin or mucosal excisions for primary epidermal neoplasms (squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, etc), submit NO MORE than 1-2 sections per cassette in order to facilitate block-facing in histology. This rule applies regardless of the site of origin. If you are unsure, ask an attending.