Carotid body tumor (histology)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard
Pathology

H&E of a carotid body tumor, demonstrating:

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

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Case Discussion

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Author: Nephron

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