Russell bodies


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Russell bodies

[′rəs·əl ‚bäd·ēz]
(pathology)
Hyaline eosinophilic globules 4-5 micrometers in diameter, thought to be particles of antibody globulin, occurring in the cytoplasm of plasma cells in chronic inflammatory exudates.
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The case we present involves diffuse parotid gland involvement with extensive replacement of parotid gland parynchyma with histiocytic cells in a background of lymphocytes and plasma cells containing Russell Bodies.
Crystal-storing histiocytosis and Russell bodies gastritis are among the most unusual conditions composed of eosinophilic cells in the gastrointestinal tract.
The plasma cells contain Russell bodies and tend to be mature.