Initial Procedure

• 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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