macrophage

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macrophage

[′mak·rə‚fāj]
(histology)
A large phagocyte of the reticuloendothelial system. Also known as a histiocyte.
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Histological and biochemical testing can provide further differentiation from similar entities such as giant cell tumors and fibrous dysplasia.
Giant cell arteritis of the breast may be associated with constitutional symptoms similar to those of PMR, such as anorexia, weight loss, myalgia, arthralgia, and fever.
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a chronic medium and large vessel granulomatous vasculitis with a predilection for involvement of extracranial branches of carotid arteries, usually seen at the age of 70-80 years.
The origin and nature of stromal osteoclast-like multinucleated giant cells in breast carcinoma: implications for tumour osteolysis and macrophage biology.
Due to the paucity of giant cells in comparison to a GCT and the unequal distribution of giant cells and the lack of similarity between the Giant cell nuclei and stromal cells, GCT was ruled out.
In conclusion, we present an unusual occurrence of diffuse-type giant cell tumor of the ankle, which has not been previously reported.
2] Giant cells containing lesions in small bones are usually aneurismal bone cyst or giant cell reparative granuloma.
Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath (GCTTS) is the second most common soft tissue tumor of the hand, second to ganglion cyst [1-3].
As the lesion progressed, it became apparent that the radiographic and MRI features of the lesion are suggestive of giant cell tumor of bone.
Giant cell tumour of soft tissue (GCT-ST) is an uncommon entity which histopathologically resembles bony GCT.
Microscopically, the tumor tissue was composed of multiple fibrous septa containing capillary vessels, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, giant cells, some hemosiderin loaded macrophages, osteoblasts and osteoid.
The basal part is located close to the decidua and is composed of several cell types: trophoblast stem cells, trophoblast giant cells, and glycogen cells.