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Testis

  • Ralph H. Hruban
  • William H. Westra
  • Timothy H. Phelps
  • Christina Isacson

Abstract

The most important thing to remember when processing a testicular biopsy is to treat it gently. The delicate sponge-like consistency of the testicular parenchyma makes it particularly susceptible to desiccation and compression. Be sure that the tissue remains in fixative during transportation and processing. Bouin’s solution is a better fixative for these biopsies than is forma-lin. Take care not to crush the tissue when transferring the specimen to the tissue cassette. Do not use forceps; instead, gently filter the specimen into tissue paper. The entire specimen should be embedded and sectioned at multiple levels.

Keywords

Embryonal Carcinoma Spermatic Cord Testicular Neoplasm Undescended Testis Testicular Torsion 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph H. Hruban
    • 1
  • William H. Westra
    • 1
  • Timothy H. Phelps
    • 2
  • Christina Isacson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pathology Meyer 7-181The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyVirginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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