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Why is it important to place biopsy specimens in a formalin solution

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Klein
20 years experience Pathology
Yes: The pathologist or more likely the pathologist assistant does this when submitting the tissue for histological evaluation. It is totally normal. Don ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Villous atrophy etc: Absorption of food is the main function of jejunum and disorders affecting absorption are often associated with atrophy of the villi. There are other ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: Cultures of what? Open biopsy of what? If I responded to your prior question would need more information in order to answer now. Please let me know wh ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Incomplete statement: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Not : Not sure what the question is but basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer seen and it is very common in whites mostly in sun-expos ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Intestinal metaplas: Intestinal metaplasia by itself does not cause symptoms. However, it is associated with gastric achlorhydria, which may result in small intestinal bac ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Are you asking about inhaling, touching, ingesting?
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Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Copious: Amounts of clean water to irrigate the would and then observe for signs of inflammation or infection.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Proteinuria: The answer is in the biopsy result. Some forms of kidney disease respond to steriods and others do not. After 2 months of steroids, it is unlikely t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colposcopy discharge: We often will use silver nitrate or something call Monsell's solution, which is a brownish paste, to stop the bleeding from the biopsy. You may see th ... Read More
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