Mesh Bags & Sponges

Dictate use of Mesh Bags or Sponges

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.

Mesh Bag Sponges Either
Heart biopsy Breast biopsy Generic biopsies
Liver biopsy Prostate biopsies Outreach biopsies
Endometrial curettage (EMC) GI biopsies  
Endometrial biopsy Skin biopsies  
Cervical biopsy Core biopsies  
Heme aspirates and bone marrow biopsies    
POCs and Moles    
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