Re: bone cement

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We have found Carnoy fixative, containing alcohol, chloroform and acetic
acid, does the job very quickly. Provided you agitate the solution, the
chloroform component will dissolve the plastic-like cement in a couple of

Hope this helps

Alex Szabo
Senior Scientist Histology
Gribbles Pathology
1 Goodwood  Road
Wayville  5034
South Australia

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Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 1:34 PM
Subject: bone cement

> Dear histonetter,
> Does anyone have a technique for remowal of bone cement prior to decal and
paraffin embedding of long bones?
> Thanks in advance!
> Anna-Lena

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