Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoid

Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Minor changes: 4 July 2020

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PubMed Search: Spleen gross[TI]

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Mansouri J. Grossing-spleen. website. Accessed September 24th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Fresh tissue preferable for special studies and flow cytometry
  • Section specimen every 3 - 5 mm
  • Obtain imprints after blotting with a towel to remove excess blood
  • Blocks should be thin for adequate fixation, since fixative penetrates spleen slowly
  • Describe apparent white pulp disorders (nodules), red pulp disorders (diffusely enlarged spleen without follicles or nodules) or other
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