Surgical Pathology Criteria

Neuroblastoma, Ganglioneuroblastoma and Ganglioneuroma

Pathology Report

A sample summary table detailing the information that should be included in each report is as follows:

NEUROBLASTOMA TUMOR SUMMARY
Status/Post chemotherapy? (Yes/No)  
MACROSCOPIC FEATURES
 
Specimen type  
Specimen size  
Specimen weight  
Tumor site  
Laterality  
Tumor size (2 dimensions)  
Tumor weight (if separate from total specimen)  
MICROSCOPIC FEATURES
 
International Neuroblastoma Pathology Classification  
Mitosis-Karyorrhexis Index (low, intermediate, high)  
Extent of tumor invasion:  
  Extracapsular extension  
  Distant metastasis  
Lymph node status:  
  Adherent lymph nodes  
  Non-adherent lymph nodes  
Margin status  
Vascular invasion  
Tumor necrosis (%)  
Calcifications (present/absent)  

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