stellate reticulum


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stellate reticulum

[′ste‚lāt rə′tik·yə·ləm]
(histology)
The part of the epithelial dental organ of a developing tooth which lies between the inner and the outer dental epithelium; composed of stellate cells with long, anastomosing processes in a mucoid fluid in the interstitial spaces.
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In comparison, coarse dark brown staining was seen in the stellate reticulum of solid multicystic ameloblastoma and more superficial epithelial layers of unicystic ameloblastoma.
In addition to this, the central portion of the tumoral islands can present loosely organized cells resembling the stellate reticulum of the enamel organ, with occasional squamous metaplasia and central focuses of keratination (Takata et al.
In ameloblastoma, the stellate reticulum like cells shows cytoplasmic reaction while the neoplastic epithelial cells show both cytoplasmic and membranous immunostaining.
The hematoxylin and eosin (H & E) stained lesional tissue was composed of follicles lined by tall columnar cells and filled with central stellate reticulum like cells suggestive of ameloblastic follicles.