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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 47, No. 2, 2010, pp. 156-159
Bioline Code: cn10040
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2010, pp. 156-159

 en Completeness of low anterior resection pathology report: A hospital-based audit with recommendations on improving reporting
Nambiar, A.; Vivek, N.; Bindu, M. R.; Sudheer, O. V. & Bai, L.

Abstract

Aims: To audit the information content of the pathology report on Low Anterior Resection (LAR) specimens and to provide recommendations in order to improve the existing standard of reporting.
Materials and Methods : All the reports of LAR specimens during 2004 - 2005 were collected from the Hospital Information System (HIS). Individual items of information were compared with the minimum data sets provided by the Royal College of Pathologists (RCP).
Results : Fifty-nine reports were audited. Nineteen percent of the reports were classified as satisfactory. Although many items were well reported, only 30.5% (18/59) of the reports contained a statement on the completeness of excision at the circumferential resected margin and only 25.4% of all reports mentioned the relation of tumors to the peritoneal reflection.
Conclusion : The information content of the reports on colorectal cancer resection specimens is inadequate. The use of the standard proforma (template) for reporting rectal cancer is therefore recommended, along with improved education, review of laboratory practices in the light of current knowledge, and further motivation of pathologists through their involvement in multidisciplinary cancer management.

Keywords
Audit pathology report

 
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