Gimon, Tamara I. M.D.1; Dykstra, Mark A. M.D., F.R.C.S.C.1; Chezar, Ksenia M.D.2; Buie, W. Donald M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.S.C.1; MacLean, Anthony M.D., F.R.C.S.C.1
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 63(2):135-142, February 2020
There is a high rate of incomplete reporting of core and optional elements for malignant colorectal polyp pathology reports in Alberta. Several variables used by colorectal surgeons for decision making, such as tumor budding and depth of submucosal invasion, are not considered core elements and are infrequently reported. A pathology review by a second pathologist often results in a change in risk stratification.