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Acta clinica Croatica, Vol.44 No.2 June 2005. -

Frozen section intraoperative biopsy is one of the most important and most difficult procedures that a pathologist performs during his-her practice. It is performed daily at most pathology departments and requires experience, the capacity to make quick decisions under pressure, the knowledge of clinical medicine, and awareness of the limitations of the method. The aim of the study was to determine the number of frozen sections according to surgical departments and diagnoses at Surgical Pathology Division of the Ljudevit Jurak University Department of Pathology, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital in Zagreb, during the 1998-2004 period. Data were retrieved from the Thanatos program for data archiving, analyzed and divided according to departments ENT, general surgery, neurosurgery, urology, gynecology, and others and diagnoses benign tumor, malignant tumor, other conditions and description. During the 1998-2004 period, the relative frequency of frozen sections rose steadily from 6.25% in 1998 to 7.78% in 2004 p



Author: Marina Kos - Božo Krušlin - Hrvoje Čupić - Mladen Belicza -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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