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The study of plastic-embedded bone marrow sections has not achieved great popularity in the United States. The use of plastics is more costly, time-consuming, and complex than conventional paraffin embedment. Even though plastic-embedded sections are thinner than paraffin sections, they have not significantly enhanced the diagnostic accuracy of the hematopathologist.
The authors have had extensive experience with plastic-embedded marrow sections. Unfortunately, they do not describe the advantages of some plastic embedments such as the preservation of enzymes and antigenic cell markers.
The table of contents shows that for reasons that cannot be fathomed, lipid granulomas, sarcoidosis, and osteomyelitis are discussed
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Biopsy Pathology of Bone and Bone Marrow.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:481–482. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-481_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):481-482.
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