Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Interdigitating dendritic cells

Author: William D. DePond, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 June 2018, last major update June 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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Related Topics: Accessory immune system

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Cite this page: DePond, W. D. Normal: interdigitating dendritic cells. website. Accessed November 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Associated with interfollicular (T cell) zones in lymphoid tissue
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • May cause paracortex to look mottled
  • Resemble Langerhans cells
  • Abundant, clear and pale cytoplasm with ill defined borders
  • Have large and bizarre nucleus with deep clefts and folds
  • Delicate almost transparent chromatin, inconspicuous nucleoli
Positive stains
Negative stains
Electron microscopy description
  • Have complex cell processes that interdigitate with T cells, but NO desmosomes and NO Birbeck granules
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