Table 4

Cutting of nephrectomy specimens (margins, frozen sections)

Do you ink margins of radical nephrectomy specimens?
 Only when suspicious66.5107/161
Do you ink renal parenchyma margins of partial nephrectomy specimens?
 Depends of gross distance to margin17.027/159
In what percentage do you receive frozen sections from partial nephrectomy specimens?
 Very rarely (<5%)37.961/161
How do you handle intraoperative consultation regarding surgical margins from partial nephrectomy specimens?
 Macroscopic inspection sufficient5.89/155
 Microscopic section always done56.187/155
 Microscopic section done only if gross examination not convincing16.125/155
 Not applicable, intraoperative consultations not done21.934/155