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Review Article

Handling of Radical Prostatectomy Specimens: Total Embedding with Large-Format Histology

Figure 1

Complete sampling with the whole-mount technique of a prostate specimen. Hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections of prostate specimen are shown on the left and the corresponding mapping on the right. The dotted areas on the slides and the black areas of the map represent two prostatic cancer foci, the index tumour being present on the left of the slides. Extraprostatic extension (EPE) and positive surgical margin (SM+) are present in the posterolateral aspect of the body of the prostate and in one of the slides of the base (see details in the separate images) (SV: seminal vesicles).

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