RE: Lung Embedding Protocol

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From:Ian Montgomery <> (by way of histonet)
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>Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 22:45:39 -0600 (CST)
>From: (bonnie greer)
>Subject: RE: Lung Embedding Protocol
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>Embedding is the actual casting/ places the tissue into a mold in the
>correct position. Filling the lung with fixative is
>perfusion..........Bonnie G. Greer ,histo lab St. Jude Childrens
>Hospital/   Memphis,TN

 	I have to differ. I would say filling the lung with fixative is
simply immersion fixation. Perfusion fixation is via the vascular system.
	While I'm in the grouching mode, I don't think inflating the lung
with fixative is very physiological. I realise that in Histo/Pathology labs
this is probably the only route available but when compared to air
inflation and vascular perfusion the architecture of the alveoli looks a
wee bit different.
	Let the debate begin.

Dr. Ian Montgomery,
West Medical Building,
University of Glasgow,
G12 8QQ,
Tel: 0141 339 8855 Extn. 6602.
Fax: 0141 330 4100.

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