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Subspecialties Histology, Training and education, Profession, Pathologists’ assistants

Learn to Gross

Not every interested student can access a classroom – especially during a pandemic. But with a hands-on discipline like pathology, seeing truly is believing. So if the students can’t come to the classroom, the classroom must come to the students. Presented by pathologist’s assistant, lecturer, and faculty preceptor Jason Innerhofer, this series of gross examination tutorials is designed to help pathologist’s assistants and other interested students stay up-to-date on their training – regardless of whether or not they’re able to attend classes in person.

Acute appendicitis with fecal lith.

Axillary node dissection.

Breast lumpectomy – fibroadenoma.

Cervical cone or LEEP.

Circle of Willis and brain sectioning.

Colon – diverticulitis.

Colon – fat removal.

Cryostat – internal components.

Disarticulated digit – diabetic ulcer.

Gallbladder – acute choledocholithiasis.

Gallbladder – stones.

Hip – osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis.

Low anterior colon resection – orientation.

Low versus high anterior colon resection – external anatomy.

Left simple mastectomy.


Parotidectomy for tumor.

Partial nephrectomy.

Prostate for cancer.

Right below-knee amputation – gangrene.

Skin excision – melanoma.

Tissue-Tek Paraform Sectionable Cassette System – placenta.

Transmetatarsal amputation.

Uterus – external anatomy.

Whipple - general anatomy.

Whipple - internal anatomy.

Whipple – inking.

The videos were created in partnership with the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA). The video creator would like to thank the members of the AAPA’s Grossing Video Project committee for the time spent reviewing and providing feedback on the videos.
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