suspected lymphomas, it is important to submit fresh tissue for flow
cytometry and/or immunohistochemistry.
suspected benign mixed tumors (pleomorphic adenomas), the ophthalmologist
should refrain from making incisions into the capsule which may retract,
thus compromising the pathologist's ability to assess the adequacy
of the resection margin.
should, in general, refrain from asking pathologists for frozen section
diagnoses on lacrimal gland lesions. Idiopathic orbital inflammation
of the lacrimal gland (sclerosing dacryoadenitis) may mimic adenoid
cystic carcinoma histologically -- and the treatment optioins for
these two lesions is strikingly different!