Histologic Detection of Fat Emboli

    Volume 32, Issue 5 (September 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 September 1987

    Page Count: 5


    Davison, PR
    Pathology assistant, and forensic pathologist, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI

    Cohle, SD
    Pathology assistant, and forensic pathologist, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI

    (Received 3 November 1986; accepted 10 November 1986)

    Abstract

    We describe a procedure for detection of fat emboli in formalin fixed tissue using osmium tetroxide postfixation. Intravascular fat in tissue postfixed in osmium tetroxide, embedded in epoxy or paraffin, and stained with toluidine blue, hematoxylin, or Oil Red O is more easily visualized than in frozen tissue that is stained with Oil Red O. With these methods, fat emboli may be detected years after the initial autopsy.


    Paper ID: JFS11190J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11190J

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