apocrine metaplasia

Apocrine metaplasia

Apocrine metaplasia describes a change where the cells normally found in a tissue are replaced by cells that resemble the apocrine cells found in the skin. It constitutes a benign (non-cancerous) change. In pathology, metaplasia is the replacement of one type of differentiated cell with another. Apocrine cells, characterized by their large size, round shape, …
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Apocrine cells

Apocrine cells are large pink cells with a round nucleus and a prominent central nucleolus. ¬†These cells look pink when examined under the microscope because the cytoplasm (body) of the cell is full of proteins that stick to eosin (a pink dye) in the hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain. These cells normally produce a protein …
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