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Skin / Mucosal Excisions

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.

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Bullet Template Files Available Online!

  • The .dat files housing the bulleted templates are AVAILABLE HERE for download and import into Dragon.
  • Please visit the Dictation Template page.
  • ALL SUBSPECIALTIES are available.  
  • GI templates are still in prose-style, but they are updated and available.

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Intraoperative Consultation (Frozen Section)

How to handle dictation of an Intraoperative (Frozen Section) Diagnosis:

  • In the Gross Description: You should 1) dictate the the specimen was received "Fresh for intraoperative diagnosis" and 2) your text should reflect what was done to the tissue during the frozen and what component of the specimen was frozen.
  • In the Cassette Summary: You should note which cassettes contain frozen section remnants and what those remnants represent.

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