What is pathology?

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon
Pathology is the medical science of diagnosing tissue or fluid samples for disorders including malignancy, tissue death, infections, or congenital anomalies. In my practice, all breast tissue from breast reconstructions and reductions are sent to Pathology to rule out occult malignancy.

There are two parts to pathology—clinical pathology and anatomic pathology. Pathology tests can help diagnose a condition.

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