Table 1

Comparison of spread of specimen type between BMS and pathologists

BMSPathologists
Total cases50142 (consultant n=85, trainees n=57)
Right hemicolectomy (including extended)23/50 (46%)70/142 (49%)
Left hemicolectomy03/50 (6%)03/142 (2%)
Sigmoid colectomy12/50 (24%)34/142 (24%)
High anterior resection04/50 (8%)28/142 (20%)
Tranverse colectomy02/50 (4%)02/142 (1%)
Subtotal colectomy02/50 (4%)01/142 (0.7%)
Limited resections4/50 (8%)04/142 (3%)
  • BMS, biomedical scientist.