Category:Histopathology

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Introduction

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

Subspecialties

The main subspecialties are:

Methods

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.

See also

Pages in category "Histopathology"

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