Ferruginous body (asbestos)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
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Case Discussion

High magnification micrograph of ferruginous bodies, also asbestos bodies, as seen in asbestosis. Lung biopsy. H&E stain. Ferrunginous bodies are rust coloured (red/brown) baton-shaped segmented rods.

Anthracotic pigment (clumps of small black particles) is also seen on the micrograph (at the periphery).

Author: Nephron

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Case Information

rID: 8733
Case created: 26th Feb 2010
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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