[Histonet] University of Pittsburgh
|From:||"Stephen Peters M.D." |
Are the nuclei totally missing? or are there holes in the nuclei? If there are holes in the nuclei
I believe this is one of the manifestations of freeze artefact which becomes very obvious
in sections in the under 3 micra range. Even though a cryostat is set for 5 micra it is very
common for the first few sections to be different thickness, commonly a thick one followed
by a thin one.
I show pics of what I believe are nuclear ice crystals and the effect of section thickness on
this page of my frozen section tutorial: http://pathologyinnovations.com/new_page_3.htm.
If the nuclei are falling out, I have no answer.
Stephen Peters M.D.
Vice Chairman of Pathology
Hackensack University Medical Center
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