Table 2

Initial handling of nephrectomy specimens (submission, type of tissue included, harvesting for research)

Who usually grossly examines the specimens
 Qualified medical pathologist67.5108/160
 A resident (trainee) pathologist32.552/160
Method of submission of specimens
 In formalin54.689/163
Submission of separate lymphadenectomy specimens together with nephrectomy specimen
Lymph nodes found in the nephrectomy specimen
 Very rarely (<5%)77.8126/162
Harvesting of fresh tissue for research
 In some case41.467/162