Episode from the podcastSurgery 101

178. Surgical Pathology: Fixed, Fresh, or Frozen

Released Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
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In this episode Pathologist, Dr. Tyler Rouse, explains 3 ways in which specimens removed during surgery are sent to pathology and the rationale behind each process.
The objectives include:
  1. Fixed – how most specimens are sent to pathology and why;
  2. Fresh – scenarios where a surgeon might send the tissue without fixation;
  3. Frozen – covering intra-operative pathology consults – how this works, and some examples.