Hassall's corpuscles


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Hassall's corpuscles

bodies of epithelial cells found in the medulla of the thymus.
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The number of Hassall's corpuscles was not different between the embryonic groups but was considerably more than the control in the experimental group at hatching (p=0.
Conclusion: Prenatal exposure to retinoic acid significantly reduced the number of epithelioreticular cells and increased the size and the number of the Hassall's corpuscles.
To investigate this possibility, the number and length of Hassall's corpuscles was also determined.
Cortex-medulla differentiation and early stage of formation of Hassall's corpuscles were observed at 14-16 wks.
13) Hassall's corpuscles appear after establishment of lymphopoiesis.
21) In the present study, the presence of Hassall's Corpuscles were observed only from 15 th week of gestation that is during late part of 4th lunar month with a delay of 3 wks.
Hassall's corpuscles in the thymus are formed from degeneration of compact masses of reticular cells.
The study reflects on the changes in the thymus and shows that the thymus weighs the most during puberty and also has the maximum number of Hassall's corpuscles during the same period.