Spleen
General
Grossing

Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 February 2018, last major update October 2012

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Mansouri, J. Grossing. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleengrossing.html. Accessed July 17th, 2018.
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