Fallopian tubes
Benign or nonneoplastic conditions
Heat artifact

Author: Nicole Riddle, M.D. (see Authors page)
Editor: Jamie Shutter, M.D.

Revised: 3 August 2017, last major update April 2013

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PubMed Search: Heat artifact [title]

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Definition / general
  • Due to cautery or heating of specimen during or after removal of fallopian tubes
  • Also known as cautery artifact
Gross description
  • No specific findings
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Marked pseudostratification and dark nuclear staining, similar to that seen in colon biopsy specimens
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Nuclei dark and elongated