Pathologists are routinely called on to process a diverse spectrum of lung specimens, ranging in size and complexity from minute biopsies to pneumonectomies. Despite this diversity, these specimens can be systematically approached by keeping in mind the five basic components of the lung specimen: the airways, the lung parenchyma, the pleura, the vessels, and the lymph nodes.
KeywordsLung Parenchyma Staple Line Large Airway Pleural Surface Lung Specimen
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