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Schiller-Duval Bodies

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Characteristic structures resembling fetal glomeruli composed of a central blood vessel surrounded by embryonal cells lying within a space also lined by embryonal cells. They are seen in endodermal sinus tumours.

We thank Akýn Öztürk for calling our attention to this eponym.


  • M. Duval:
    Le placenta des rongeurs. Journal de l'anatomie et de la physiologie normales et pathologiques de l'homme et des animaux, Paris, 1891, 27: 24–73, 344–395, 513–612.

  • M. Duval:
    Le placenta des rongeurs. Paris, Felix Alcan, 1892.

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