RE: Colon polyps and bxs

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From:"MacDonald, Jennifer" <> (by way of Marvin Hanna)
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If you have another processor the small biopies can be run on a much shorter
program.  They are over dehydrated.

Jennifer MacDonald

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> From: 	Sanders, Julie, VHACIN[]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, January 25, 2000 8:26 AM
> To: 	''
> Subject: 	Colon polyps and bxs
> Histonetters,
>    We are having terrible problems with our polyps and gastric/colon
> biopsies.  We have tried the warm water soak, back to ice water soak, and
> sometimes this works.  What I'm looking for is consistency...our
> pathologist
> is quite unhappy that ALL the polyps/bxs aren't perfect.
> What do you do for processing these specimens and are there any other
> "tricks" to make them cut better.  All info will be GREATLY appreciated as
> he is driving me crazy.  This has been an ongoing problem .
>    Thanks to all in advance,
> Julie Sanders
> Supervisor, Anatomic Path
> VA Medical Center, Cincinnati

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