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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 459-465
Stereomicroscope as an aid in grossing and histopathological diagnosis: A prospective study

Department of Oral Pathology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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K Carmel Shobhita
Room No: 331, II Floor, Government Dental College and Hospital, Afzal Gunj, Hyderabad - 500 012, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_312_19

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Background: Routinely, naked eye and a magnified glass are used to observe the specimens during grossing procedure. Stereomicroscope is a significant adjuvant to examine a variety of specimens and it enables us to examine the surface details of the specimen efficiently. Aims and Objectives: To assess the role of stereomicroscope in macroscopic examination and its effectiveness in the study of surface details of the specimen, thereby evaluating its role as an effective tool in grossing and histopathological diagnosis. Materials and Methods: The study sample consisted of routine specimens received by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad, between July 15, 2018, and September 15, 2018. All the specimens were photographed under direct daylight ad later examined under stereomicroscope. The images were compared and grossing was carried out. The grossed specimen were processed using standard procedure and histopathological diagnosis was made. Results: Compared to naked eye, the stereomicroscopic observation of specimens showed better details which helped in proper orientation of the specimen. Conclusion: Stereomicroscope aids as an adjuvant for proper orientation of the specimen which helps in arriving at an accurate final diagnosis.

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