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Best practice: gross examination and sampling of surgical specimens from the urinary bladder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20498023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review examines aspects of handling biopsies and surgical specimens from the urinary bladder with the aim of providing guidance to ensure that the pathologist is fully able to inform clinicians of all relevant factors that might have bearing on management or prognosis. It also offers recommendations on good practice in reporting in the setting of the specialist multidisciplinary meeting and emphasises quality control of the process, referring to recently published guidelines and consensuses while admitting that many of the recommendations may not be supported by a strong evidence base. The role of urine cytology and the value of frozen sections in urological practice are discussed. Participation in regular clinical audit and the national urological pathology External Quality Assurance (EQA) are recommended.
Ashish Chandra; David Griffiths; Lorna J McWilliam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1472-4146     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-25     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cellular Pathology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Specimen Handling / methods,  standards
Urinary Bladder / pathology*
Urinary Bladder Diseases / pathology*
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology

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