Phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin (PTAH)

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

Revised: 7 December 2015, last major update June 2005

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Definition / general
  • Variant of trichrome stain; demonstrates intracytoplasmic filaments in muscle and glial cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

Myxopapillary ependymoma of broad ligament (fig 7)