Frozen section discrepancy in the evaluation of central nervous system tumors.

@article{Plesec2007FrozenSD,
  title={Frozen section discrepancy in the evaluation of central nervous system tumors.},
  author={Thomas P. Plesec and Richard A. Prayson},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 10},
  pages={1532-40}
}
CONTEXT Frozen section (FS) evaluation of central nervous system (CNS) lesions provides an assessment of specimen adequacy and facilitates triage for ancillary studies. Frozen section also provides an accurate preliminary diagnosis; however, certain lesions are recognized to cause diagnostic challenges at FS. OBJECTIVE To identify cases in which there was a discrepancy between the FS diagnosis and final diagnosis in the case to heighten awareness of common diagnostic pitfalls in surgical… CONTINUE READING