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Defined tumor bed. Measure the gross dimensions of the tumor and submit sections from the cross-sectional area.

 

 

 

Ill-defined tumor bed. Measure the gross dimensions of the tumor bed and submit sections from the cross-sectional area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of Cellularity

 

 

Largest Nodal Metastasis

Videos: Pathologic Evaluation of RCB in Breast Specimens

Part I: Gross Evaluation of the Primary Tumor Bed

  • Why it’s important to have a standard evaluation of RCB
  • Preparation and gross evaluation of two mastectomy specimens with different characteristics: One with a frank tumor and a lymph node evaluation; one with no visible tumor remaining.

Part II: Microscopic Evaluation of the Primary Tumor Bed

  • Web resources to use for estimating cellularity and calculating RCB
  • Microscopic evaluation of the two mastectomy specimens
  • Discussion of a third case demonstrating other characteristics you might encounter
  • Use of the RCB calculator

What Our Colleagues Say: A Surgeon and Radiologist Comment

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