Elastic fibers

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 December 2015, last major update June 2005

Copyright: (c) 2002-2015,, Inc.

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Definition / general
  • Also called Verfoeff-van Gieson
  • Stains elastic fibers black
  • Outlines elastic lamina of muscular arteries and media of aorta
  • Background is trichrome
Microscopic (histologic) images
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Normal aorta