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Ferruginous body (histology)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Ferruginous body (asbestos)

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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 colored (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
Published: 26th Feb 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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