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.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalPathologica
Volume86
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1994

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Il controllo di qualità delle diagnosi intraoperatorie. Revisione annuale di 1490 esami estemporanei. / Nigrisoli, E.; Gardini, G.

In: Pathologica, Vol. 86, No. 2, 04.1994, p. 191-195.

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