The frozen section yesterday and today: Pediatric solid tumors - Crucial issues

John E. Fisher*, Peter C. Burger, Elizabeth J. Perlman, Paul S. Dickman, David M. Parham, Van H. Savell,, Robert E. Hutchison, Charles N. Paidas, Elaine Rappaport Lev

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This article is the offshoot of a Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) seminar presented at the Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado, Friday, May 21, 1999, titled "The Frozen Section in Pediatric Solid Tumors - Crucial Issues." There were eight presenters who spoke on a wide range of topics that included historical perspectives of the frozen section and discussion of the following systems: brain, renal, germ cell, bone, soft tissue, and lymph nodes. To complement these presentations, a pediatric surgeon explained his concern and philosophy regarding the use of frozen sections, and a lawyer tackled the issues and risks in rendering a frozen section diagnosis. We think that this review covers all the important aspects of the frozen section in our current practice of pediatric pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-266
Number of pages15
JournalPediatric and Developmental Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 21 2001


  • Frozen section
  • History of medicine
  • Pediatric neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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