[Histonet] Chatter

Fred Underwood funderwood <@t> mcohio.org
Fri Aug 11 10:32:44 CDT 2006

Sounds like you need to eliminate chatter from him.  A couple of
thoughts.  Don't crank the wheel too fast when sectioning, use a slower
steady pace.  It is possible to over soak small biopsies, making the
tissue too soft for good sectioning.  You're not alone in dealing with a
difficult pathologist.  Be strong Heather, you can defeat this evil


>>> "Harper, Heather A., CIV" <Heather.A.Harper <@t> pcola.med.navy.mil>
08/11 6:41 AM >>>
  I have worked with 8 pathologists and have never encountered this
This particular pathologist, says that when I cut, my slides have
especially the small biopsies but particularly the intestinal biopsies.
co-worker does the majority of the cutting, yet has never received a
about "chatter" on her cutting of slides from this pathologist. Could
somebody tell me what causes this chatter, especially with intestinal
biopsies? Is it the microtome, which I have a new knife holder, so I am
to go there, because it cuts beautifully now. I have no problems
smooth paraffin sections. This pathologist is making me paranoid,
because I
have never had this problem with any other pathologists. Thanks and


Heather a. Harper

Supervisor of Histology

Naval Hospital 

Pensacola, FL

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