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Artifacts in frozen section preparation
Dermatology Publications and Presentations
  • Edward B. Desciak, Pennsylvania State University
  • Mary E. Maloney, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Document Type
Medical Subject Headings
Artifacts; Cryopreservation; Electrosurgery; Frozen Sections; Humans; Mohs Surgery; Skin Neoplasms; Specimen Handling
This review identifies frozen section artifacts created during Mohs surgical techniques, marking and orientation of tissue, tissue mounting and processing, slide preparation, and deposition (foreign body) artifacts. It discusses ways to prevent such changes and illustrates examples of artifacts in frozen section preparation.

Citation: Desciak, E. B. and Maloney, M. E. (2000), Artifacts in Frozen Section Preparation. Dermatologic Surgery, 26: 500–504. doi: 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2000.99246.x

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Citation Information
Edward B. Desciak and Mary E. Maloney. "Artifacts in frozen section preparation" Vol. 26 Iss. 5 (2000) ISSN: 1076-0512
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