The study of the microscopic anatomical changes in diseased tissue. For obvious reasons a wide and deep knowledge of the variations in normal histology is required
The main subspecialties are:
In very brief summary, this comprises:
- Selection of suitable material for microscopic examination
- This involves macroscopic description of the sample, and an indication of where the samples are taken.
- Preservation of tissue
- This involves thorough impregnation of the tissue with formalin preservative.
- Wax embedding of specimens
- A complex process, which involves dehydrating the specimen first
- Sectioning of specimens
- By use of a microtome
- Staining of sections
- In most cases, using a H&E stain
- Microscopic examination of slides
- Using the light microscope
- Further staining as indicated
- Which often these days involves use of immunostaining.
This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total.
Pages in category "Histopathology"
The following 87 pages are in this category, out of 87 total.