Histopathology reporting in colorectal cancer: a proforma improves quality.

@article{Siriwardana2009HistopathologyRI,
  title={Histopathology reporting in colorectal cancer: a proforma improves quality.},
  author={Pulathis Nilantha Siriwardana and Arunasalem Pathmeswaran and Janaki Hewavisenthi and Kemal Ismail Deen},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={849-53}
}
AIM The histopathology report is vital to determine the need for adjuvant therapy and prognosis in colorectal cancer (CRC). Completeness of those in text format is inadequate. This study evaluated the improvement of quality of histopathology reports following the introduction of a template proforma, based on standards set by the Royal College of Pathologists (RCP), UK. METHOD Sixty-eight consecutive histopathology reports based on 19 items for rectal cancer (RC) and 15 items for colon cancer… CONTINUE READING

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