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H&E Stain of a Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Last updated on Saturday, April 4 2009 by jdmiles

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H&E Stain of a Pilocytic Astrocytoma
Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) is the most commonly used stain in neuropathology. Although many diagnoses require special stains, there are features that show up on H&E which can guide the decision to make subsequent stains. Often, there are features of a disease which are visible on H&E, such as the astrocytoma seen in this brain specimen.