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Unusual polyp-like structures in lobular panniculitis of a patient with Behçet's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9129705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unusual histopathologic structures were observed in lobular panniculitis of a patient with Behçet's disease. These were polyp-like in shape and protruded into cavities made of lysed fat cells. Various stages of development were observed. To determine the origin of cells making up these structures, we applied various histochemical and immunohistochemical techniques and found the cells to be histiocytes (macrophages) engaged in phagocytizing degenerated fat cells and cell membranes which had formed into membranocystic lesions.
N Ohtake; T Kanekura; K Kawamura; T Kanzaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0193-1091     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-03     Completed Date:  1997-07-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology
Antigens, CD / analysis
Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic / analysis
Behcet Syndrome / pathology*
Cell Lineage
Cell Membrane / ultrastructure
Histiocytes / pathology
Hyaluronic Acid / analysis
Macrophages / pathology
Muramidase / analysis
Panniculitis / pathology*
alpha 1-Antichymotrypsin / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, CD; 0/Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic; 0/CD68 antigen, human; 0/alpha 1-Antichymotrypsin; 9004-61-9/Hyaluronic Acid; EC

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