Table of ContentsDefinition / General
Cite this page: Nerve - normal. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissuenervenormal.html. Accessed October 21st, 2016.
Definition / General
- Composed of axons, Schwann cells, perineurial cells and fibroblasts in epineurium (outer sheath)
- Perineurium: surrounds each nerve fascicle, is continuous with pia mater of CNS
- Perineurial cells: derived from fibroblasts; EMA+, S100-
- Schwann cells: neuroectodermally derived cells that resemble fibroblasts, but strongly S100+, intimately related to axons (by EM), have continuous basal lamina that coats the cell facing the endoneurium