Stains & CD markers
Elastic fibers


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PubMed Search: Elastic fibers [title] stain

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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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