Re: Thyroid cutting problem

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From:Ms Louise Taylor <> (by way of histonet)
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Hi Jim,
Is there a lot of colloid in the tissue? Sometimes this "dehydrates"
to a degree that causes problems. Try soaking your blocks in ice
water to see if that will alleviate the problem.
Louise taylor

On 17 Feb 99 at 20:02, Jim Ball wrote:

Ran across a thyroid the other day that gave me nothing but problems when I
cut it. I have had very little problens with this type of tissue unless it
happens to be calcified. This particular thyroid cut like it had sand in it.
I checked it for microcalcification and found none. I re/embedded it
thinking there may be dirt in the wax, but alas this did not help. Other
than the sandy texture to the tissue it appeared adequately fixed and
processed. The staing was good once I got a section. this problem was not
isolated to just one block. there were a total of three blocks that cut this
way. I even tried decacify in the block again no dice. Is there a particular
condition that might cause this to happen. Thank in advance for any light
someone may be able to shed on this question

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