Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Jain, D. Frozen section. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/livertumorfrozensection.html. Accessed December 15th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Accurate and reliable for intraoperative diagnosis of suspected liver lesions (J Clin Pathol 2006;59:352) - biliary hamartoma is most common entity confused with a malignant tumor
- Pretransplant frozen section also used to evaluate donor livers for macrovesicular steatosis, although discrepancies exist with permanent sections in 7% (J Clin Med Res 2011;3:191)
- Optimally, should have clinical data and serum AFP levels available
- Should know if specimen is from a mass