RE: Breast Implants

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From:"Weems, Joyce" <>
To:"'Histonet'" <>
Date:Wed, 16 Jun 1999 07:57:21 -0400
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OK - Is everyone ignoring me or what!!! :>)

Do you release your breast implants dry or in a solution? Thanks, j

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From:	Weems, Joyce
Sent:	Monday, June 14, 1999 5:37 PM
To:	'Histonet'
Subject:	Breast Implants

Two questions:

1.	Do you release breast implants to patients in an alcohol or
formalin substitute? We wash them in a bleach solution and release
them in the dry state. However, if the specimen has been around for
mold can end up growing all over it. Our pathologist wonders if there 
is a standard in the industry for this procedure.

2.	The owner of the above implants has contacted our pathologist
requesting that her breast capsule (which has adhered to the shell of 
the implants) be dissected from the shell under videotaped
surveillance. "A lab told her this," she says. Has anyone heard of
such a procedure?

Thanks in advance, j:>)

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