The specimen is received unfixed in two parts.
Part 1 is labeled 'intramedullary tumor' and consists of three irregular fragments of tan and white, soft tissue ranging from 0.4 to 0.5 cm in greatest dimension. A touch preparation is performed on the specimen with the diagnosis 'low grade glial neoplasm; ependymoma vs. astrocytoma. The remaining tissue is totally submitted in cassette 1A.
Part 2 is labeled 'CUSA'and consist of 100 cc of bloody fluid with multiple fragments of tan-white, friable soft tiwwue measuring 3.0 x 2.0 x0.3 cm in aggregate. The specimen is entirely submitted in cassette 2A.