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ACP Best Practice No 161. Examination of lung specimens
  1. A R Gibbs1,
  2. R L Attanoos1
  1. 1Department of Histopathology, Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Penarth, South Glamorgan CF64 2XX, UK
  1. Dr Gibbs email: Allen.Gibbs{at}


This article gives guidance for the handling and examination of various types of lung tissue specimens to provide: (1) accurate diagnosis and assessment of severity of disease; (2) sufficient information for the accurate staging of tumours; and (3) an assessment of the contribution of various occupational disorders to the cause of death.J Clin Pathol(J Clin Pathol 2000;53:507–512)

  • dissection
  • lung
  • pleura

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