RE: [Histonet] Giving Specimens to Patients. .

From:"Henry, Charlene"

I would suggest waiting for an answer from a representative of your
legal department. People do love lawsuits.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 1:37 PM
To: Smith Wanda;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Giving Specimens to Patients. .

Regardless of silly laws. It is HIS rib. I give it to them, but usually
replace the formalin with ETOH.


At 12:28 PM -0500 4/21/06, Smith Wanda wrote:
>We have aways given gallstones and foreign bodies to patients if they 
>request them, however, I have a patient that wants his rib back
>that was removed in surgery.    It just looks like a rib fracture, 
>no atypia.  Our Pathologist don't recommend this, but it is a call from

>the hospital legal department and I can't get in touch with them today.

>What is the practice everyone uses for giving/not giving patient's 
>their specimens in formalin?

Bill Blank (Celtic studies and numismatics) OBOD's Message

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