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.

Description

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.

Bibliography

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

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