Re: Papers for endometrial curettings



We use the blue sponges from Allegiance.  Be sure and have them wet (we have
them sitting in a jar with water or formalin), put sponge in cassette, pour
endometrial contents from container right thorugh blue sponge (works like a
funnel) and the curettings stay put and they are easier to see when
embedding.  They also come off the sponge in one piece usually.  We have no
problem with sponge artifact as some people report!!

Hope this helps,
Howard Young Medical Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Vickroy, Jim 
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:47 AM
Subject: Papers for endometrial curettings

When we are grossing endometrial curettings we have been using a tissue
paper to wrap the specimens and then place in a cassette.
Now everything sticks to the paper which is a real pain when at the
embedding center. The tissue paper we use is also used for hair
permanents. Does anybody have any ideas that work great?

Jim Vickroy
Memorial Medical Center
Springfield, IL

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