A liver biopsy section demonstrating several forms of artifact such as chatter, folds, and sponge artifact.
As in any specimen, liver biopsies are subject to microtomy artifacts.
Examples of artifacts are:
- Folds or creases in the tissue section
- Formalin pigment
- Section compression
- Waterbath contaminants
- Knife lines
- Chatter from rapid sectioning
- Chatter from improper rehydration of tissue