, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 674–675 | Cite as

Holding plastic-embedded specimens for sectioning in a rotary microtome

  • M. B. ColeJr


Three methods are evaluated for holding capsules of plastic-embedded tissue for rotary microtomy. Use of a V-block is rapid but deforms the capsule. Gluing the capsule to a supporting block is useful for reorientation of the capsule but otherwise time consuming. A metal adapter is easy to use, does not deform the tissue, and is the preferred method for routine microtomy.


Adapter Prefer Method Rotary Microtome Supporting Block Metal Adapter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. ColeJr
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryLoyola Medical CenterMaywoodUSA

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