oncocytic metaplasia


What does oncocytic mean? Pathologists use the term oncocytic to describe cells that look bright pink when stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and examined under a microscope. Oncocytic cells look pink because the cytoplasm (body) of the cell is full of mitochondria that stick to eosin (a pink dye). A tumour made up entirely …
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