Gross handling of pulmonary resection specimen: Maintaining the 3-dimensional orientation

Teodora Radonic, Chris Dickhoff, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Rutger Lely, Rick Paul, Erik Thunnissen

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There is limited literature on the gross handling of lung resection specimens. Microscopic examination of the specimen, TNM staging and predictive biomarker testing are fully dependent on an adequate gross handling. In this paper, we present a 3-dimensional (3D) grossing method of oncological lung resection specimens, which ensures proper fixation of the tumor tissue, but also enables accurate correlation with the pre-surgical imaging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S37-S44
JournalJournal of thoracic disease
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • 3-dimension
  • Gross handling
  • Lung cancer
  • Pathology
  • Preanalytical variable

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