Cytopathologic evaluation of the in situ margin in patients undergoing hepatectomy (pages 410–415)
Natalie B. Jones, Paul E. Wakely Jr, Dori L. Klemanski, Osama Al-Saif, Gregory Young, Wendy L. Frankel, Edward W. Martin and Mark Bloomston
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21204
Cytopathologic evaluation of the specimen and in situ margins after hepatectomy offers a new, quick, and feasible technique for assessing margin status, with potential benefit to the patient for achieving an R0 resection. Documentation of a negative in situ margin by cytopathology can avoid the need for further resection or chemotherapy/radiotherapy when local recurrence is a primary concern.