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In India general surgical pathologists report on all tissue types, and subspecialty training is an exception. We undertook an internal audit of gastric biopsy reporting in a large teaching hospital to assess need for subspecialty training.
In a first phase, 228 consecutive gastric biopsies (two antral + one body bits in each) undertaken in our institution over six months were objectively evaluated by three experienced histopathologists, based on the updated Sydney classification.1 The three histopathologists were “trained” over four to five sessions at a multihead microscope, each session lasting 20 to 30 minutes (less than two hours cumulative time). Thereafter each …