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Processing of Surgical Specimen (Esophagogastrectomy) for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

  • Benjamin M. Allanson
  • M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1756)

Abstract

An esophagogastrectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed for treatment of confirmed localized esophageal and esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma. Proper macroscopic assessment and cut-up technique is essential to ensure that the overall assessment is correct and reproducible. Here, we describe a standard for macroscopic assessment and dissection to be used for routine handling of esophagogastrectomy specimens in the clinical laboratory.

Key words

Esophageal adenocarcinoma Macroscopic Handling Cut up Esophagogastrectomy Esophagectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin M. Allanson
    • 1
  • M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic OncologyRoyal Prince Alfred HospitalCamperdownAustralia
  2. 2.PathWest Laboratory MedicineQueen Elizabeth II Medical CentreNedlandsAustralia
  3. 3.School of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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