Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoid
Lymph nodes-general
Mast cells

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Minor changes: 12 August 2020

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PubMed Search: Mast cells [title] lymph nodes [title]

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Definition / general
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Difficult to detect
  • Distinct cytoplasmic boundaries, faintly granular cytoplasm, large pale nuclei
  • Some cells are elongated and resemble fibroblasts
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Mast cells in subcapsular and medullary sinuses

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Mast cell (stain unknown)

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