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Do doctors always do a pathology report after an appendectomy?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hospitals require that all tissues removed during surgery be sent to pathology for examination for quality assurance and to ensure that no findings are missed.

In brief: Yes

Hospitals require that all tissues removed during surgery be sent to pathology for examination for quality assurance and to ensure that no findings are missed.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Sabha Ganai
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Typically

Yes - surgeons usually submit the appendectomy specimen to the pathologist to confirm (1) appendicitis (2) or a normal appendix, and (3) rarely a tumor or other unexpected finding.

In brief: Typically

Yes - surgeons usually submit the appendectomy specimen to the pathologist to confirm (1) appendicitis (2) or a normal appendix, and (3) rarely a tumor or other unexpected finding.
Dr. Sabha Ganai
Dr. Sabha Ganai
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, if an appendix is submitted by a surgeon to pathology, the pathologist will examine the tissue by eye and under the microscope and submit a report.
This is important in case the findings do not explain the patient's symptoms or, rarely, if something unexpected (like cancer or parasites) is present.

In brief: Yes

Yes, if an appendix is submitted by a surgeon to pathology, the pathologist will examine the tissue by eye and under the microscope and submit a report.
This is important in case the findings do not explain the patient's symptoms or, rarely, if something unexpected (like cancer or parasites) is present.
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
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