Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Inclusions, pigment, ectopic cells or tissue

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Revised: 1 February 2019, last major update July 2013

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PubMed Search: Silicosis [title] lymph nodes

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Definition / general
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Sclerohyaline nodule, fibrinoid necrosis, birefringent crystals
Electron microscopy description
  • Longitudinal splitting and breakage of collagen fibrils, deposition of flocculent electron dense material around collagen fibrils (Hum Pathol 1985;16:393)
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