Gross Dictation

A ‘script’ generated by a pathologist for the macroscopic appearance of surgically excised tissues, which details size, shape, morphology, colour, and consistency
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The rationale behind this system is that gross dictation training is inconsistent; it is not taught, not taught well, or is lacking the follow-up that truly enhances the learning process.
They suggest that the gross description should "enable the reader to mentally reconstruct the specimen" and that it should "serve as a slide index," or section code, "to correlate each slide to a precise location on the specimen." Rosai (8) notes that the gross dictation can be performed either during, pari passu, or following dissection, but that "the latter often results in a more cohesive description." It is thus apparent that there are others in the field who have a similar philosophy about gross pathology dictation and have stressed this in their textbooks.
With time and with hands-on grossing practice, they can begin to slowly include the "unremarkable" phrasing into their gross dictations.
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