RE: [Histonet] tonsils

From:"Monfils, Paul"

Years ago, when I worked in a clinical histology lab (I am now in research),
we processed and sectioned all tonsils. Since no serious pathology had ever
been discovered in any of the thousands of subadult tonsils we had
processed, the department was considering a "gross only" policy for tonsils
from patients under 16 years of age. Don't you know, that very month they
found an undiagnosed lymphoma in the tonsils of a 12 year old girl. We
continued processing all tonsils.  As I said, that was quite a few years
ago, and they may have changed the policy since then.

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> From: on behalf of Linda
> Blazek
> Sent: 	Thursday, November 10, 2005 7:54 AM
> To:
> Subject: 	[Histonet] tonsils
> I need some information on how other facilities are handling tonsils.  Are
> they gross only and what criteria is used to have microscopic performed on
> them?  Thanks for any info. - Linda
> Linda  Blazek, HT (ASCP)
> Department of Pathology
> Children's Medical Center
> Dayton, Ohio  45404
> (937) 641-3358
> fax (937)641-5482
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