Modified histologic technique for processing metallic coil-bearing tissue
Platinum coil-bearing tissues are processed via paraffin embedding. This technique secures good preservation of morphology, as well as multiple, thin sections that are easily stained with regular and advanced histologic staining techniques. Photomicrograph shows unorganized thrombus within the aneurysm cavity and across the aneurysm neck. Excellent tissue preservation was achieved in this setting of friable thrombus (hematoxylin and eosin stain, original magnification 20x).