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HistoQuarterly: SCHWANNOMA

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter we’re going to take a look … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: PYOGENIC GRANULOMA

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter we’re going to take a look … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: FIBROADENOMA

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter we’re taking … Continue reading

Ask the expert: MELANOMA

Summer has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere, and when those elusive hot days grace us, a lot of us spend a lot more time in the Sun. Protecting ourselves from the Sun’s harmful UV-rays is something that is diligently advised because of the carcinogenic nature of the damage caused in sunburn. Melanoma is one … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: NODULAR SCLEROSING HODGKIN LYMPHOMA

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter we’re taking … Continue reading

Ask the expert: CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

“Cholan….a what?” I hear you say. Well, exactly. How often do you hear about that? So, as February is cholangiocarcinoma awareness month, I decided to raise some of that awareness by asking an expert all about it. Allow me to introduce you to Professor Marco Novelli: Prof Novelli is a gastrointestinal histopathologist based at University … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: SUPERFICIAL SPREADING MALIGNANT MELANOMA

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter I’m returning … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: CERVIX

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. As it is Cervical … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: VAS DEFERENS

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. The tissue I have … Continue reading

How do histologists diagnose tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacterium Mycobacteria tuberculosis.  It most commonly presents in the lungs because inhalation of the M. tuberculosis organism is its easiest mode of entry into the body. It can be really difficult for a clinician to suspect if a patient has TB.  This is because visible symptoms do not show … Continue reading

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Della Thomas

Della Thomas

Hello, my name is Della and I'm a Specialist Scientific Lead in histological dissection working for the NHS in England.

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