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Reinke's crystals

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Rectangular, crystal-like inclusions in the interstitial cells of the testis (Leydig cells) and hilus cells in the ovary.

Description

Rectangular, crystal-like inclusions, composed of protein, with pointed or rounded ends in the interstitial cells of the testis (Leydig cells) and hilus cells in the ovary. They are not found in the Leydig cells of other mammals.

Bibliography

  • F. B. Reinke:
    Beiträge zur histologie des Menschen. I. Krystalloidbildung in den interstitiellen Zellen des menschlichen Hodens.
    Archiv für mikroskopische Anatomie, Bonn, 1896, 47: 34-44.

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