Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 289, Issue 6, pp 1165–1170

Frozen section in gynaecology: uses and limitations

Authors

  • Mona El-Bahrawy
    • Department of HistopathologyCentre for Pathology, Imperial College–Hammersmith Hospital
    • Department of Cellular Pathology, 1st Floor LabsBirmingham Women’s Hospital
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-013-3135-y

Cite this article as:
El-Bahrawy, M. & Ganesan, R. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2014) 289: 1165. doi:10.1007/s00404-013-3135-y
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Abstract

Purpose

Frozen sections are a valuable resource when utilised properly. This review aims to raise awareness of the strengths and limitations of its use in gynaecological surgery.

Methods

This is a review of literature combined with experience and survey of the practice in the United Kingdom.

Conclusion

Frozen sections are a valuable adjunct to diagnosis and management in gynaecological surgery, when requested appropriately, handled by a pathologist who is aware of the clinicopathologic setting and accepted by a surgeon who is acquainted with the limitations of the procedure.

Keywords

NeoplasmDiagnosisIntra-operativeFrozen section

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