Elastic fibers

Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Minor changes: 31 August 2020

Copyright: 2002-2020,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Elastic fibers [title] stain

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Elastic fibers. website. Accessed September 20th, 2020.
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

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