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Hassall-Henle bodies

Alternative eponyms

  • Hassall-Henle warts
  • Henle's warts

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Small hyaline excrescences in the periphery of the Descemet membrane.

Description

Small hyaline excrescences on the posterior surface of Descemet's membrane at the perifery of the cornea. They contain bounded material, believed to be collagen, in which numerous cracks and fissures are filled with extrusions of the corneal epithelium. They are found in large quantities in degenerations and chronic inflammations. The condition is probably associated with the aging process.

Bibliography

  • M. J. Hogan, L. E. Zimmermann:
    Ophthalmic pathology. An Atlas and textbook.
    2nd. edition. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1962, pp 288-289.

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