Re: Placenta

In a message dated 3/1/2002 5:35:34 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

my message to your pathologist...
crap in crap out!
patsy [ruegg]<<

Right on, Patsy! It actually is possible to train a pathologist to block a
placenta correctly. I know because I know how myself - though I confess it
took m a while - I'd sugggest your pathologist go somewhere and learn to do

My pathologists are teaching me to gross placentas.  I have learned how difficult it is to cut the sections thin.  However, I have found they hold together better and you can get thinner sections if the placenta is fixed.  Another trick I have learned it to lay the section flat and trim the back with scissors.

Denise Swank, HT(ASCP)
Hillcrest Medical Center
Tulsa, OK

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