• in cases of known or suspected parathyroid carcinoma, ink the external resection margins.
• remove the surrounding fat.
• slice into 4 mm-thick slices transversely in the coronal plane. If less than 5 mm in maximum dimension, submit in total.
• measurements (after the removal of the periglandular fat):
- weight of specimen to three decimal places (g).
- dimensions of specimen (cm).
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