Diagnostic accuracy and pitfalls of squash smear cytology versus paraffin sections of glial lesions
Diagnosis of central nervous system lesions is always a challenging task for neurosurgeon and neuropathologist. There is varied spectrum of CNS lesions, starting from inflammatory lesions to neoplastic lesions, traumatic injuries and degenerative changes. Intraoperative diagnosis of these lesions is of utmost importance as further management relies on it. Total 42 cases of glial tumors were received by the department of Pathology for intra-operative pathological reporting in four year period. Unfixed tissue was received and first examined grossly.
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