Surface staining of small intestinal biopsies

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Small intestinal biopsies are most often by routine examined under a stereo-microscope, prior to embedding for histological examination. This is done in order to get a view of the appearance of the mucosal pattern, especially villus configuration. The distinctness of the surface pattern however, is improved considerably if the biopsies are stained with Alcian Green and/or PAS before they are examined. In the present paper a detailed description is given of staining of small intestinal biopsies as whole mounts. The difference between the unstained and the stained biopsies is illustrated by a few examples.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)235-40
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1977

    Research areas

  • Biopsy, Humans, Intestinal Mucosa, Intestine, Small, Methods, Periodic Acid-Schiff Reaction, Staining and Labeling

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