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Interaoperative frozen section consultation: an analysis of accuracy in a teaching hospital.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
  • Farrukh Aijaz, Aga Khan University
  • Suhail Muzaffar, Aga Khan University
  • Akbar Shah Hussainy, Aga Khan University
  • Shahid Pervez, Aga Khan University
  • Sheema H. Hasan, Aga Khan University
  • Hizbullah Sheikh, Aga Khan University
Publication Date
12-1-1993
Document Type
Article
Abstract
This Is a retrospective quality assurance study of all frozen sections done at The Aga Khan University Hospital during a six year period (1986 to 1991). There were 1,031 frozen sections out of a cumulative total of 42,985 surgical specimens (2.39%). Nine hundred and seventy-six (94.66%) were concordant. In 92(8.9%) fresh specimens were brought from other hospitals of Karachi, in 37 cases (3.58%) the diagnosis was deferred till the evaluation of permanent paraffin sections and 18 (1,74%) were discordant with 7 (0.67%) false positive and 11(1,06%) false negative. Among the discordant cases, 9 were attributed to misinterpretation, 7 due to sampling errors and 2 due to technical reasons. Some of these errors might have been avoided, but appear to be an Irreducible minimum.
Citation Information
Farrukh Aijaz, Suhail Muzaffar, Akbar Shah Hussainy, Shahid Pervez, et al.. "Interaoperative frozen section consultation: an analysis of accuracy in a teaching hospital." Journal of Pakistan Medical Association Vol. 43 Iss. 12 (1993) p. 253 - 255
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shahid_pervez/120/