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Dendritic pigmented cells within human laryngeal mucosa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1247414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Melanocytes were seen within the basal layer of the laryngeal squamous epithelium in a biopsy specimen of the vocal cord. No dendritic pigmented cells were visualized in several sections of the entire mucosa of 15 autopsy specimens of the larynx, but clear, Langerhans-like cells were seen, suggesting that melanocytes in this location may possibly become effete. This may account for the infrequent occurrence of primary malignant melanotic lesions of the larynx.
A Busuttil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0003-9977     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-30     Completed Date:  1976-03-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376526     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Langerhans Cells
Laryngeal Diseases / pathology
Larynx / cytology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Mucous Membrane / cytology,  pathology
Pneumoconiosis / pathology

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