Gross Description, Processing, and Reporting of Gynecologic and Obstetric Specimens

  • Stanley J. Robboy
  • Frederick T. Kraus
  • Robert J. Kurman


The surgical pathology report provides the histopathological diagnosis and specific information relating to prognosis and treatment. Accordingly, the surgical pathologist must have sufficient familiarity with the management of gynecologic and obstetric disorders to assure that a major focus of the report is to communicate the clinically relevant information. This chapter provides an approach to the processing of gynecologic and obstetric tissue specimens. The techniques of the gross examination and the method of reporting the pathological findings are guided by the clinical principles on which patient management is based.


Fallopian Tube Radical Hysterectomy Verrucous Carcinoma Placenta Accreta Endodermal Sinus Tumor 


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  • Stanley J. Robboy
  • Frederick T. Kraus
  • Robert J. Kurman

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