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by Clifford M Chapman, MS Izak B Dimenstein, MD   Book Review By Terence J. Harrist, MD Strata Dx,  Lexington, Massachusetts   The book “Dermatopathology Laboratory Techniques” should be useful to grossing technicians, physician assistants, pathology / dermatology residents and...
Increased awareness of skin cancer has resulted in increased numbers of patients visiting their dermatologists.  When warranted, the dermatologist may perform a biopsy of any suspicious lesion and submit it to a pathology laboratory for diagnosis by a pathologist.  If...
What can be done to eliminate floaters (tissue bits that are NOT from the patient’s tissue in the block) at our embedding station? First, realize that floaters can originate at any of the following steps in the work flow to...
I can never get sections to slide under the anti-roll plate on the cryostat. The sections always seem to bunch up on the edge of the anti-roll plate. What do I need to do to get it to work right?...