[Histonet] as Thanksgiving approaches,
what do you think about a gall bladder in vinegar ?
JWeems <@t> sjha.org
Mon Nov 24 16:40:38 CST 2008
Could you give it to her in a plastic bag, with a container, and tell
her to store it in rubbing alcohol? j
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Della
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 5:37 PM
Subject: [Histonet] as Thanksgiving approaches, what do you think about
a gall bladder in vinegar ?
I have a patient requesting her gall bladder be returned to her for
The premise I've been given is so that, upon death, the patient may be
stored with her body parts.
My facility has concerns about providing it to her in formalin (for
obvious reasons) or alcohol. The patient admits this is a family
practice with momma's appendix already being stored in the attic.
It can get a bit toasty warm here in the South so attic storage of a
specimen in alcohol may not be prudent and I can't be absolutely certain
it wouldn't burn the house down, another potential liability for my
I'm tempted to give it to her in food grade vinegar, to avoid the
potential liabilities from using anything that could be considered
Assuming that returning her gall bladder is a given, what do you think
of using vinegar for this purpose?
Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue Suite 309
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
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