Local Resection of Cystic Lesions

• capsule: intact/deficient/smooth/nodular/adhesions/circumscribed/lobulated.

• cut surface: uni-/multilocular/septate/solid areas (cm)/contents - fibrin, mucoid, serous fluid.

• paint the external surface.

• fixation by immersion in 10% formalin for 48 hours.

• sample one block per centimetre diameter of the tumour/cyst to include thin, nodular and solid areas of its wall and internal aspect.

• sample adjacent tissues to include the resection margins and any other structures.

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