The specimen should be submitted as 0.5 to 1 cm segment before tissue processing. The segment will be further sectioned into 0.1 - 0.2 cm cross sections before being embedded in the histology lab. Multiple levels of tissue section should be requested per lab's protocol.
Received without fixative/in formalin, labeled _____ and "_____" is a 2.5-cm segment of vessel with smooth outer contour and a 0.2 cm uniform diameter. A pinpoint lumen is noted on the cross section. The specimen is sectioned into 0.5-cm short segment and entirely submitted in #__. Further cross-sectioning will be performed during embedding.