Age involution of thymus (human)

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Title Age involution of thymus (human)
Creator Poels, Lambert G.
Contributor Lambert G. Poels, PhD, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen; Paul H. K. Jap, PhD, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen
Date 2010-06-11
Subject thymus age; thymus involution; adipose cells; lymphoid tissue
Description Stain: Azan. A: Although the adipose tissue in the thymus of a patient of 65 years is predominant it still contains areas of remnants (arrows 1+2) of cortical (2) and medullary portions (1) of the thymus. B+C: Degradation of thymic tissues is less progressed in adults and shows less replacement of thymocytes by fatty tissue (4). The cortical regions (2) are less well separated from the medullary portions (1). Distinct thymic corpuscles (Hassall) (5) of varying sizes are present. (3) capsule and interlobular septa.
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Collection Poja Histology Collection - Lymphatic Tissues and Organs Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s6hq7271
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 890925
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