Examining the accuracy and clinical usefulness of intraoperative frozen section analysis in the management of pancreatic lesions.

@article{Nelson2013ExaminingTA,
  title={Examining the accuracy and clinical usefulness of intraoperative frozen section analysis in the management of pancreatic lesions.},
  author={Daniel W Nelson and Terin H Blanchard and Marlin Wayne Causey and Joseph F Homann and Tommy A. Brown},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={205 5},
  pages={613-7; discussion 617}
}
BACKGROUND Intraoperative frozen section analysis is often performed in the surgical management of pancreatic lesions. This test is used to obtain histologic diagnosis, to assess resectability because of unanticipated locoregional spread, and to ensure negative margins after resection. We sought to define the accuracy and clinical usefulness of intraoperative frozen section analysis in patients with pancreatic lesions and to determine the impact on long-term outcomes. METHODS A retrospective… CONTINUE READING

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