Re: Which microtome for prostates?
Mike Titford gives a fascinating account of making whole mount slides of
prostates. I've read about them, but never seen one.
When I attended a continuing medical education program on urologic pathology
a couple of years ago, Jonathan Epstein at Johns Hopkins - 800 radical
prostatectomies a year - noted that they cut prostates into quadrants rather
than doing whole mounts, in their considerable research program on the
subject. The community standard of patient care presently requires a good
number of blocks, but prostates almost never need to be completely embedded,
much less whole-mounted.
This should give you all some ammunition should your community-hospital
pathologist request this service!
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