Diagnostic service

If you want to send us a case, please include clinical information, imaging, slides and two representative blocks and post to:

Consultant Histopathologists
Cellular and Molecular Pathology Department
Institute of Orthopaedics
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Brockley Hill, Stanmore
Middlesex HA7 4LP, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8909 5354
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8954 5908
Email: rno-tr.histopathology@nhs.net

We also provide an extensive menu of molecular tests.

We are a specialist unit for bone and soft tissue diseases with over 5000 cases per year.

Turnaround times are the % of diagnostic specimens reported within a specific time. The Royal College of Pathologists recommendation is that 90% of all biopsies are reported in <7 days and that 90% of all diagnostic specimens are reported in <10 days.

August 2019 data:
% of biopsies reported <7 days – 91%
% of all specimens reported <10 days – 93%

Total workload by month from 2007-2016 Total workload by month from 2007-2016

Tissue microarrays available:

  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Carcinoma metastatic to brain
  • Carcinoma, metastatic
  • Carcinoma, prostate
  • Carcinoma, renal
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondromyxoid fibroma
  • Chondrosarcoma (various grades)
  • Chordoma - base of skull
  • Chordoma - sacrococcygeal
  • Epithelioid sarcoma
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Fibromatosis
  • Giant cell tumour of bone
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Liposarcoma dedifferentiated
  • Liposarcoma myxoid
  • Liposarcoma pleomorphic
  • Melanoma metastatic
  • Myeloma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Solitary fibrous tumour
  • Synovial Sarcoma

Please contact histopathology for details.

Consultants - Specialist Interests


Dr Fernanda Amary - Bone and soft tissue pathology. Molecular genetics of sarcomas.
Professor Adrienne M Flanagan - Cell and molecular pathology of bone and soft tissue tumours and non-neoplastic musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr Roberto Tirabosco - Soft tissue and bone pathology.
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