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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High CD 10 cytoplasmic and membranous immunoreactivity was observed in the superficial epithelial lining of the DCs and the neoplastic epithelial cells of ameloblastomas while the stellate reticulum like cells showed only cytoplasmic immunopositivity.
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.
The central zone showed stellate reticulum and foci of cystic degeneration.
Strands of odontogenic epithelium were seen extending into the connective tissue from the lining and producing plexiform pattern with stellate reticulum like tissue between the strands (Figure 4).