Carotid body tumour - histology

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

H&E of a carotid body tumour, demonstrating:

  • Zellballen ("cell balls" in German) - nests of cells
  • fibrovascular septae
  • finely granular cytoplasm

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Case information

rID: 7681
Case created: 18th Nov 2009
Last edited: 27th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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