Stroma is the connective tissue just below the surface of an organ. It is a special type of tissue that helps hold the other parts of the organ together. Stroma is made up of cells that give the tissue its strength and shape. Many of these cells are called fibroblasts and pathologists often describe them …
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What does desmoplasia mean? Desmoplasia is an abnormal tissue reaction that happens when specialized connective tissue called stroma comes into contact with cancer cells. For this reason, desmoplasia is commonly seen in malignant (cancerous) tumours. It is very unusual to see desmoplasia in a benign (non-cancerous tumour). What does desmoplasia look like under the microscope? …
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