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Authors’ reply: megablocks are nice but not really necessary
  1. Murali Varma1,
  2. John Dormer2
  1. 1Cellular Pathology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  2. 2Cellular Pathology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Murali Varma, Cellular Pathology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK; MuraliCardiff{at}

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We thank Cimadamore et al1 for their interest in our paper2 and sharing their views on the clinical utility of whole mount technique (WMT) in conveying radical prostatectomy pathology findings to clinicians and patients.

We agree with them that sharing a visual image of the whole pathological specimen could facilitate communication. WMT is aesthetically pleasing and facilitates appreciation of specimen architecture. It also reduces the number of blocks required for complete histological sampling of pathology specimens.

However, this must …

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  • Contributors MV wrote the first draft. Both MV and JD helped finalise the manuscript. MV is the guarantor.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests MV is an associate editor of JCP.

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