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Inkpots for histopathology
  1. Jon D Oxley
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jon D Oxley, Department of Cellular Pathology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK; jon.oxley{at}

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Although molecular genetics and immunohistochemistry have revolutionalised histopathology, we still rely on inks to mark resection margins. Today's inks come in various colours1 allowing us to delineate particular margins and orientate specimens. These inks can be stuck to specimens using Bouin's solution.2 These coloured inks …

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