Cite this page: Histiocytes. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologyhistiocytes.html. Accessed March 24th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Larger than neutrophils, vacuolated or frothy cytoplasm (scant to moderate), round to reniform (bean shaped) nuclei that is central or eccentric, chromatin fine to coarse but uniformly distributed, nucleoli variable
- Epithelioid histiocytes: usually in aggregates
- Multinucleated histiocytes: randomly arranged nuclei with granular chromatin