Gallery of Histological Sections


Prepared by


IMVS Division of Pathology

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia 5011





Section of ruptured spleen stained with haematoxylin and eosin showing an abundant, granular, brown formalin pigment. The section on the right is the same section under polarized light showing birefringent formalin pigment.


Result: Formalin pigment is birefringent
© Roy C. Ellis 2004