Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 April 2013, last major update October 2012
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- 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
End of Spleen > General > Grossing
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