The most important thing to remember when processing a testicular biopsy is to treat it gently. The delicate sponge-like consistency of the testicular parenchyma makes it particularly susceptible to desiccation and compression. Be sure that the tissue remains in fixative during transportation and processing. Bouin’s solution is a better fixative for these biopsies than is forma-lin. Take care not to crush the tissue when transferring the specimen to the tissue cassette. Do not use forceps; instead, gently filter the specimen into tissue paper. The entire specimen should be embedded and sectioned at multiple levels.
KeywordsEmbryonal Carcinoma Spermatic Cord Testicular Neoplasm Undescended Testis Testicular Torsion
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