Il controllo di qualità delle diagnosi intraoperatorie. Revisione annuale di 1490 esami estemporanei.

Translated title of the contribution: Quality control of intraoperative diagnosis. Annual review of 1490 frozen sections

E. Nigrisoli, G. Gardini

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Abstract

A retrospective evaluation of the accuracy of frozen section diagnoses over 1-year period has been carried out. Of 20998 surgical pathology specimens accessioned during 1991, 1265 (6.0%) had intraoperative pathologic consultation; 1490 were the frozen section examinations effectively carried out, with an average of 1.2 frozen section diagnoses per case. Of all frozen sections performed, 4.6% were deferred; in the remaining cases, the concordance between frozen sections and the final histologic diagnoses was 97%. The reasons for diagnostic discordances were gross sampling error (51.2%), misinterpretation (44.2%), microscopic sampling (9.3%), technical problems in sectioning (2.3%). We believe that a similar continuous monitoring should be performed in every pathology department, to recognize the reasons of errors and, if possible, to reduce them.

Translated title of the contributionQuality control of intraoperative diagnosis. Annual review of 1490 frozen sections
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalPathologica
Volume86
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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