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Russell's bodies (William Russell)

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Small spherical hyaline bodies in cancerous and simple inflammatory growth, and in degenerating plasma cells, for instance in rhinoscleroma. They represent deposits of gamma globulin.


  • W. Russel:
    An address on a characteristic organism of cancer.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1890, 2: 1356-1360.

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