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The frozen-section autopsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6895023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A protocol for the rapid completion of autopsies using frozen sections was studied. The protocol was tested on 50 autopsy subjects, and the results compared with those from the standard autopsy protocol used on the same 50 cases. Cost, speed with which the reports could be completed, teaching value, and accuracy were compared; autopsy completed by frozen sections was superior in all four areas. There were 47 errors, none of which involved major disease processes. All but nine were errors of sampling and could be remedied by the more liberal sampling of tissues and the occasional supplementation with paraffin sections. The frozen-section autopsy protocol can replace the standard autopsy protocol in most cases. The rapid completion of the autopsy invites participation of the clinician and stimulates cooperation that benefits both the clinician and the pathologist.
E F McCarthy; F Gebhardt; B S Bhagavan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  494-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Frozen Sections*

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