Microdissection of histologic sections: Past, present, and future

Academic Article


  • Histologic and cytologic changes are central to the diagnosis and classification of many disease processes, particularly neoplasms. The correlation of these changes with genomics, proteomics, and molecular pathways entails refined microdissection techniques that are frequently used to procure a pure population of cells from complex tissue. Here we review the past, present, and future of some of these new advances in microdissection techniques including manual techniques, laser microdissection, laser capture microdissection, and laser catapulting. © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Eltoum IA; Siegal GP; Frost AR
  • Start Page

  • 316
  • End Page

  • 322
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 5