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Learn more about surgical pathology and its applications

23 August 2022

Surgical pathology

Surgical pathology is the study of tissues or fluids obtained from the patient during surgery. This process is used for the diagnosis of possible diseases and for the doctor or specialists to determine the treatment to follow.

In this way, medical pathology helps provide information for diagnosis and second opinions that will complement the information and support the specialist.

Main surgical pathologies

Among the most common surgical pathology processes are:


Helps diagnose diseases such as cancer and its variants. For this process, different markers are used that accurately classify diseases such as neoplastic, infectious, or inflammatory.

Once the surgical pathology helps to obtain the data, it is evaluated and integrated into the diagnostic interpretation performed by a team of pathologists with subspecialties in the most important fields including oncopathology, gynecology, breast, uropathology, nephropathology, thoracic pathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, bone and soft tissue, gastrohepatology or infectious pathologies.


Within medical and surgical pathology, the intraoperative process allows a pathologist, together with a surgeon, to make a relevant intraoperative decision from a clinical point of view. This typically consists of confirming whether a neoplasm is present and, if so, determining whether it is benign or malignant, primary or secondary.

If you want to know more, come to the ABC Medical Center, its Cancer Center specialists provide care under the best medical practices based on scientific evidence and the highest quality and safety standards.

ABC Medical Center has the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation for our Clinical Laboratory, Surgical Pathology, and Blood Bank for meeting the quality standards in human resources, equipment, facilities, analytical methodology, and computer systems.

At ABC Medical Center’s Clinical laboratory, we can provide you with specialized care. Contact us!


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