volume 38, issue 4, P480-493 2014
DOI: 10.1097/pas.0000000000000165
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N. Volkan Adsay, Olca Basturk, Burcu Saka, Pelin Bagci, Denizhan Ozdemir, Serdar Balci, Juan M. Sarmiento, David A. Kooby, Charles Staley, Shishir K. Maithel, Rhonda Everett, Jeanette D. Cheng, Duangpeng Thirabanjasak, Donald W. Weaver et al.

Abstract: Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) specimens present a challenge for surgical pathologists because of the relative rarity of these specimens, combined with the anatomic complexity. Here, we describe our experience on the orientation, dissection, and sampling of PD specimens for a more practical and accurate evaluation of pancreatic, distal common bile duct (CBD), and ampullary tumors. For orientation of PDs, identification of the “trapezoid,” created by the vascular bed at the center, the pancreatic neck margin on …

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