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A new grossing knife with two parallel blades for preparing uniform thickness gross tissue sections
  1. J Yang,
  2. X Chen,
  3. B Su,
  4. S Zhao,
  5. L Qiang
  1. Department of Pathology, Second Hospital of Medical college, XI’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
  1. Dr J Yang, Department of Pathology, Second Hospital of Medical College, XI’an Jiaotong University, West 5th Road 157#, Xi’an, Shaan’xi province, China; yangjundr{at}yahoo.com.cn

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Grossing, a term that refers to examination and dissection of surgical specimens, along with preparation of sections from those tissues requiring processing, is the initial step in surgical pathology dissection.1 According to the textbooks and manuals of surgical pathology dissection, the thickness of gross tissue section is 2–4 mm.2 Every pathologist is familiar with the frustrations of trying to submit uniform thickness tissue sections. Through grossing is a simple job, the process is typically a time-consuming, hands-on process and is all too often not carried out appropriately.2

The hollow structure and cystic specimens (eg, …

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