Frozen section diagnosis
While the procedure described above from fixation to final preparation usually takes about 24 h, a preparation within 5 minutes must be prepared and evaluated in the context of frozen section diagnosis. Quick cuts are typically requested during an ongoing operation, when the surgeon needs important information to help you decide on the progress and extent of the surgery. During the period leading up to our telephone announcement of the histopathological diagnosis by a specialist, the patient remains under anesthesia. An example of frequent quick-sectional studies is eg whether the lymph nodes are affected by a tumor, or whether a tumor has been removed completely. The advantage of the much greater speed must be paid for by a poorer Gewebserhaltung in rapid embedding necessary for the frozen section.