Re: [Histonet] Giving Specimens to Patients

From:Bill Blank

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)
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