Cystic corpuscle in thymus (human, adult)

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Title Cystic corpuscle in thymus (human, adult)
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 thymic corpuscle (Hassalls); epithelioreticular cell (ERC); lymphoid tissue
Description Stain: Azan. With age the remaining Hassall's corpuscles become more prominent and might represent large multiform structures of over hundreds of microns. The central cells (*) are keratinized. They might be swollen, calcify and become necrotic eventually, or undergo lysis, leaving a large cystic structure that is still surrounded by specialized flattened epithelial reticular cells (2) and their remnants. (3) thymocytes or T cells stored in the reticular spaces formed by processes of specialized epithelioreticular cells (1).
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Collection Poja Histology Collection - Lymphatic Tissues and Organs Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s6r81hgz
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 890931
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