Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 289, Issue 6, pp 1165–1170

Frozen section in gynaecology: uses and limitations




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.


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


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.


Neoplasm Diagnosis Intra-operative Frozen section 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistopathologyCentre for Pathology, Imperial College–Hammersmith HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Cellular Pathology, 1st Floor LabsBirmingham Women’s HospitalBirminghamUK

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