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Anatomical Pathology: specialties

The Anatomical Pathology Department at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital covers all areas of pathology, including rare diseases, which represent a significant proportion of paediatric conditions. The main areas in the Hospital in terms of the number of cases and specialised technical requirements, are the following:

Our services and techniques

Diagnosis of paediatric diseases

Complete study of cytology samples, biopsies and other surgical samples of different paediatric specialties. Intraoperative study of cytology, biopsies and surgical specimens.

It is not covered by public health

Obstetrics and gynaecology samples

Endometrial aspirates, biopsies and surgical specimens, exfoliative cytology, breast punctures and Tru-cut biopsies, fetal, perinatal and neonatal autopsies and embryo study.

It is not covered by public health

Paediatric cancer pathologies

Histomolecular diagnosis of solid tumours affecting children from the perinatal stage to the age of 18 (brain tumours, osseous and soft tissue sarcomas, lymphomas and other benign and malignant tumours at any location).

It is not covered by public health

Developmental pathologies

Study of congenital malformations, metabolic diseases, perinatal pathology, diseases of the central nervous system and myopathies (paediatric muscle biopsy).

It is not covered by public health

Rare diseases

Study of cytology samples, biopsies and autopsies of all types of rare disease, particularly neuromuscular and metabolic diseases.

It is not covered by public health

Final diagnosis

Perform autopsies and definitive post-mortem diagnosis, integrated with the clinical teams.

It is not covered by public health

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