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Backprocessing paraffin wax blocks for subgross examination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1479041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A method called "backprocessing", for subgross examination of sections, ranging between 50 microns and 1 mm in thickness using a dissecting microscope was developed. It requires either archival or current diagnostic breast tissue. In this study tissue is assumed to have been already embedded in paraffin wax for immediate diagnostic purposes. The advantages of backprocessing include the ability to select valuable or rare diagnostic tissue from archival histopathological material, and the preservation of histological structure should further examination at 5 microns thickness be required at a later date.
J S Armstrong; J D Davies; B Hronkova
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-11     Completed Date:  1993-02-11     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1116-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Regional Breast Pathology Unit, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.
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MeSH Terms
Breast / pathology*
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
Histocytological Preparation Techniques*
Preservation, Biological
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