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. Overall, this represents a rare site of SHML involvement in an immunocompetent individual, and consideration should be given to this diagnosis in cases of diffuse parotid enlargement.
Other Eosinophilic Pink Cell Infiltrates.--Crystal-storing histiocytosis and Russell bodies gastritis are among the most unusual conditions composed of eosinophilic cells in the gastrointestinal tract.
No atypical plasma cells or Dutcher bodies were seen, but a few Russell bodies were found.