Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Case reports | Gross description | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images | Positive stains | Differential diagnosis
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Definition / general
- Firm and waxy consistency
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Deposition of pink amorphous material (amyloid) limited either to germinal follicles (sago spleen) or splenic sinusoids and surrounding connective tissue (lardaceous spleen)
- Congo red with characteristic birefringence (apple green)