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.
- Frozen section
- History of medicine
- Pediatric neoplasms
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine