Homer Wright rosettes

Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 25 Sep 2021

Homer Wright rosettes are differentiated tumor cells grouped around a central region containing neuropil (therefore its association with tumors of neuronal origin).


Examples of tumors where these can be seen include:

History and etymology

Homer Wright rosettes are named after James Homer Wright (1869–1928), Massachusetts (USA), developer of the Wright stain 1.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: Homer Wright rosettes in neuroblastoma
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