Abdominal pannus is a common specimen in this age where many people are obese.
These specimens are essentially skin and fat. One should be on the look-out for skin lesions. Angiosarcoma has been described in an edematous abdominal pannus.
The specimen is received in formalin and labeled as abdominal pannus. It consists of multiple fragments of adipose tissue with attached skin.
These pieces measures __ x ___ x ___ cm in aggregate. The skin shows stretch marks.
The tissue is unremarkable on section.
No sections are submitted.
- The specimen should be thinly sliced to look for abnormalities.
- ↑ Shehan, JM.; Ahmed, I. (May 2006). "Angiosarcoma arising in a lymphedematous abdominal pannus with histologic features reminiscent of Kaposi's sarcoma: report of a case and review of the literature.". Int J Dermatol 45 (5): 499-503. doi:10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.02560.x. PMID 16700780.