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Case #170 - December, 2005

A lab worker discovered an unlabeled box of 20 pathology slides, which appeared to be stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H & E). The slides were examined to determine what was on them. Figure A shows what was seen on one of the slides at 200× magnification. What is your identification? Based on what criteria?

Figure A

Figure A

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