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Macroscopic Cut-up Manual Releases and Updates

Version 1.0          4 Feb 2014

Home page
Project development
Contributors
General information
Overview
Fixation
Decalcification
Example dictation
Contact
Help
Related items (hyperlinks)
Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer
NPAAC
Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary
Appendix
Colorectal
Colorectal polyp
Colorectal for tumour
Colorectal non tumour
Gallbladder
Gastrointestinal endoscopic biopsy
Liver
Liver biopsy
Liver resection for intrahepatic tumours
Resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma
Liver transplant
Oesophagus and stomach
Oesophageal EMR
Oesophagus and GOJ
Stomach gastrectomy
Pancreas
Pancreas biopsy
Small bowel
Genitourinary
Bladder -cystectomy
Genitourinary small biopsies
Kidney
Kidney -biopsy
Kidney -non tumour
Kidney -nephrectomy for renal parenchymal tumour
Kidney renal pelvis and ureter
Penis
Prostate
Testis
Urethra
Vas deferens
Skin, soft tissue and bone
Skin

Version 1.1          6 Mar 2014

Location
Updates to previous version
Home
Delete consultation period
Versions
Addition of Versions page
General information
Addition of Anatomical Terms page
Decalcification
Addition of table: Bone types and applicable decalcification solutions
Addition of alternative method for BMT decal
References: Addition  (Dimenstein)
Skin
Dissection: Addition of alternative for wedge biopsies; note   plane of dissection in orientated specimens.
Skin illustrations
Reduction of punch and ellipse photos (composite photos)
Addition of ear photos
Dictation template 1.1
Genitourinary small biopsies
Processing: addition of variation for TURP benign disease
References: Addition (McDowell et al)
Prostate
Dissection: amendment to radical prostatectomy inking
Penis
Amendments to text regarding Penectomy, Processing
and block allocation key
Addition of illustration
Kidney biopsy
Dissection: More detail additional recommendation
References: Addition (Stirling et al)

Version 2.0          30 May 2014

Location
Updates to previous version                       
Breast
Addition of protocols
Breast tumour includes videos
Breast benign  
Breast biopsy  
Respiratory and chest
Addition of protocols
Lung
 
Respiratory small biopsies
 
Thymus and mediastinal masses
 
Prostate
Deleted text “this protocol contains information on small biopsy specimens”
Dissection: amended text to remove duplication
Block key amendments
Dictation template 1.1
Addition of videos
Skin
Processing: alternative blocks for large tumours
Correction of typographical errors
Addition of lesion size in three dimensions
Addition of citation reference numbers
Addition of reference Sleiman et al.
Amendments to dissection and processing sections and detail hidden to reduce length.
Dictation template 2.0
Skin illustrations: amendment to photo 3
Colorectal for tumour
Addition of videos
Dictation template 1.1
Fixation Additional text: “Specimens should be transferred to fixative quickly….”
Amendment to minimum fixation times for breast cancer biomarkers.
Addition of references: Hammond et al, Wolff et al.
Decalcification
Addition of references 7-9
Pancreas resection
Addition of further illustrations for subtotal resections
Processing amendments and block key addition for subtotal resections
Home
Amendments “Breast and respiratory protocols are now available.....", "Videos are included...." "Addition of Videos by..."
Contributors
Addition of new contributors
Help
Addtion of new FAQ
Versions
Updated
All protocols Amendment of text "and" to "and"
Lymph nodes (in all protocols where applicable): amendment of text "pot" to "container",  number of "grossly identified" lymph nodes
Urethra Processing: amendment to ink marking of obverse surface
Tumours of the kidney pelvis and ureter Addition of illustrations
Block key amendments
Overview
Added extra detail on tissue for other tests
Addition of further illustrations; specimen identification and dissection

Version 2.1          16 Jul 2014

Location 
Updates to previous version                    
Home page/
contributors/
project development 
Correction of error in name Loui Rassam
Breast tumour Amendment to mastectomy diagram
Overview Amendment of text regarding formaldehyde and amendment of references
Fixation Amendment of text regarding biobanking and amendment of references
Liver biopsy Updated reference 1 Wyatt et al
"non-normal" to "non-routine"
Testis
Updated reference 1 Berney et al
All protocols
Amended to hide more detailed text.
Amend text where applicable to "Orientate and identify
the anatomical features" add "of the specimen".
Liver transplant
Amended "Slice perpendicularly" add "to the
parenchymal resection plane"
Under construction page Amended to remove dates of consultation period and specimens in first release
Stomach gastrectomy Amended Tumour site "more than one may apply" to
"Record the tumour site. More than one may apply.
Options"; Processing added "Submit" to "sections
of.." in Tumours of the cardia and Tumours of the
antrum and body.
Overview Amendment of text "unique identifying" to "unique
record (UR) number/identifying"
Amendment of text with addition of "Cross over
contamination is a potential source of diagnostic error…….."
 and "Prevent the loss of tissue……"
Addition of illustration -Cassette liners
Addition of reference 7 Laslowski and Savino
Breast benign Block key amendments, replace "Wide local
excisions" with  "Nipple skin biopsy" and
"Diagnostic biopsies…"
Colorectal non tumour Donuts removed
GI endoscopic biopsies       Amendment: Important information to include:
"Colorectal -if biopsy.." amended to "Colorectal
-note if biopsy…"
Skin Dictation template 2.1
Pancreas resection Amendment:Transduodenal or endoscopic ampullectomies...with orientation by the
clinician of the..." to  "with orientation
"If a vessel is adherent the..." to "If a vessel is
Lung Amendment: "Ensure strict specimen handling.." to "Ensure strict safe specimen handling.."
Respiratory small biopsies Amendment: "Ensure strict specimen handling.." to "Ensure strict safe specimen handling.."
Anatomical terms Additional illustration teeth designation
Kidney biopsy Correction of error "suface" to "surface"
Videos New page with links to all videos
Versions Updated

Version 3.0          3 Nov 2014

Location 
Updates to previous version                    
Endocrine
Addition of protocols
Adrenal
 
Thyroid
 
Parathyroid
 
Gynaecology and perinatal
Addition of protocols
Gynae small biopsies
 
Cervix, LLETZ, LEEP and cone biopsies
 
Endometrial curettings
 
Products of conception
 
Fallopian tube
 
Ovary
 
Placenta single
 
Placenta multiple
 
Uterus -benign
 
Uterus -cervical invasive tumours
 
Uterus -endometrial and myometrial malignancies
 
Vulva
 
Liver biopsy
Addition of photo
Breast benign
Addition of photos
Prostate tumour
Amendment of "vasa deferens" to "vasa deferentia"
Breast core biopsy
Reference 1 updated to Farshid, G. et al
Breast tumour
Dictation template 3.0, videos relabelled "breast re-excision specimen"
Reference 1 updated to Farshid, G. et al
Urethra
Dictation template 1.1
Pancreas resection Addition of videos
Home Amendment “Endocrine, gynae and perinatal protocols are now available.....
Amendments to videos credits
Contributors
Addition of new contributors
General information Added Versions
Versions Updated

Version 4.0          17 Feb 2015

Location 
Updates to previous version                    
Haematolymphoid Addition of protocols
Lymph node core biopsy
 
Lymph node diagnostic excision
 
Sentinel and regional lymph nodes -breast
 
Sentinel and regional lymph nodes -melanoma
 
Spleen
 
Head and neck
Addition of protocols
Head and neck small biopsies and teeth
 
Lip resection
 
Oral resection
 
Neck dissection
 
Salivary glands
 
Larynx
 
Skin, soft tissue and bone
Addition of protocols
Hair
 
Nail
 
Bone biopsies, non tumour bone and synovium  
Femoral head and larg joints  
Bone tumour  
Soft tissue tumour  
Gynaecology and perinatal Change "Perinatal" folder to "Placenta"
Skin Addition of text "see Head and neck, lip resection protocol for further detail" and "See Sentinel and regional lymph nodes -melanoma for more detail". Amendment of "Periodic Schiff's" to "Periodic acid Schiff's"
Breast landing page Addition of text "Sentinel and regional lymph nodes are included in the haematolymphoid protocols."
Breast tumour resection Addition of new videos. Addition of text "See Haematolymphoid, Sentinel and regional lymph nodes -breast protocol for further detail."
  Move re-excision videos from Breast tumour to new page; Breast re-excision videos; 
Home Amended text "Endocrine, gynaecological and perinatal protocols…" to "Haematolymphoid, soft tissue, head and neck protocols are now available....."
Amendments to photograph and video credits
Overview Replacement of illustration of cassette liners
Example dictaton Replacement of illustration
Contributors Addition of new contributors
Project development Amendments to photograph credits
Versions Updated

Version 4.1          8 Jun 2015

Location  Updates to previous version                    
Gynaecology and perinatal  
Placenta Amended video "Subamniotic swab"
  Addition of video " Subchorionic swab"
Versions Updated

Version 4.2          15 Oct 2015

Location  Updates to previous version                    
Contributors Addition of contributors to haematological protocols
Versions Updated

Version 5.0          11 Dec 2015

Location  Updates to previous version                    
Cardiovascular Addition of protocols
Aorta  
Arteries and veins  
Cardiac biopsy  
Cardiovascular masses  
Native cardiac valves  
Temporal artery biopsy  
Neuropathology Addition of protocols
Brain biopsy including pituitary  
Brain tumour excision and lobectomy  
Muscle biopsy  
Nerve biopsy  
Head and neck Addition of protocols
Eye biopsies and local excisions  
Eye enculeation  
Gynaecology and perinatal  
Fetus/embryo Addition of protocol
Placenta (single and multiple) Addition of videos
Endocrine  
Carotid body tumour Addition of protocol
Skin, soft tissue and bone  
Amputations Addition of protocol
Genitourinary  
Testis Addition of seminoma illustration
Gastrointestinal  
Colorectal tumour Amendment to anterior and AP resection dissection diagram "muscularis mucosa" changed to "muscularis propria"
Dictation templates Addition of hyperlinks to Structured Reporting of Pathology guides in applicable dictation templates
Overview Addition of "Cut-up Supervision" and "Specimen transfer" information and references. Amended text "lids should be closed prior to commencing on the next patient's specimen" to "lids should be closed prior to commencing on the next specimen". Other general editing of text and addition of hide/view function.
Fixation General editing of text and addition of hide/view function.
Decalcification General editing of text and addition of hide/view function.
Project development Amended to include further developments since previous version
Contributors Amended to include additional contributors
Dictation templates Addition of new page displaying all dictation templates
Home Amendment of text regarding final release, removal of all "Under Construction" text. Additional acknowledgements and citing this reference.
Versions Updated

Version 5.1          11 May 2016

Location  Updates to previous version                    
Gynaecology and perinatal  
Placenta single Addition of video on block taking
Ovary Replaced by new protocols for ovary and fallopian tube combined
Fallopian tube Replaced by new protocols for ovary and fallopian tube combined
Ovary and fallopian tube in a benign setting New protocol. New dictation template for benign setting 1.2.
Ovary and fallopian tube in a malignant setting New protocol; includes Bethesda recommendations and references. Addition of videos. New dictation template for malignant setting 1.2
Uterus benign Addition of videos; amended dictation template v1.2
Endocrine  
Thyroid Addition of videos
Genitourinary  
Kidney renal pelvis and ureter Amended dictation template v1.2
Gastrointestinal  
Stomach gastrectomy Amended dictation template v1.2
Appendix Amended dictation template v1.2
Respiratory and chest  
Thymus and mediastinal masses Amended dictation template v1.2
Project development Amendments to video credits
Contributors Amendments to video credits
Versions Updated

Version 5.2          25 July 2016

Location  Updates to previous version                    
Gynaecology and perinatal  
Ovary and fallopian tube in a benign setting Addition of illustrations of ovary. Dictation template v1.3.
Ovary and fallopian tube in a malignant setting Dictation template v2.0 aligned with SPR protocol
Respiratory and chest  
Thymus and mediastinal masses Dictation template v2.0 aligned with SPR protocol
Cardiovascular  
Cardiovascular masses Dictation template v2.1 aligned with SPR Heart protocol
Artery and veins Dictation template v1.2 aligned with SPR Heart protocol
General information  
Fixation Fixation protocol v3.0 updated by CanSAC
Contributors Updated
Versions Updated

Version 5.3          17 Nov 2016

Location  Updates to previous version                    
General information  
Overview Additional reference for three identifiers
Versions Updated

Version 5.4          20 Dec 2016

Location  Updates to previous version                    
Gynaecology and perinatal  
Perinatal autopsy Addition of new videos
Contributors Updated
Versions Updated

Version 5.5          1 Aug 2017

Location  Updates to previous version                    
Gynaecology and perinatal  
Cervix excisions including LLETZ and cone biopsies Updated and renamed from previous "Cervix including LLETZ, LEEP and cone biopsies" with amended text to align with new Structured Pathology Reporting protocol for cervical pre-neoplasia. Dictation template version 2.0. Additional illustrations included.
Gynaecological small specimens Updated with amended text to align with new Structured Pathology Reporting protocol for cervical pre-neoplasia. Dictation template version 2.0.
Placenta -single Updated including amended umblical cord sampling at 5 cm (previously 2 cm) and new reference (10).
Placenta -multiple Updated including amended umblical cord sampling at 5 cm (previously 2 cm) and new reference (10)
Versions Updated