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Intraoperative diagnosis using the frozen section technique
  1. C A Evans1,
  2. S K Suvarna2
  1. 1Department of Histopathology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JS, UK; drcaevans@hotmail.com
  2. 2Department of Histopathology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK; s.k.suvarna@sheffield.ac.uk

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    Rapid frozen section biopsies remain a common perioperative process, although accuracy rates are rarely considered. When error rates (or accuracy rates) are published, they generally include the reporting of general surgical specimens, where only the final report including paraffin wax embedded sections is taken into account. Although some pathologies are not suited to frozen section, the ability to confirm a tissue, extent of disease, pathological process, or resection margins remains vital …

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