Virchow cell

Virchow cell

An obsolete term for:
(1) Corneal corpuscle; 
(2) Lepra cell, see there.
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LL lesions were characterized by massive macrophage inltration containing a variable number of Virchow cells, full of bacilli accompanied by few lymphocytes, separated from the at epidermis by a clear zone.
However, we noticed that both Virchow cells with a vacuolated aspect and spindle storiform cells (present in the histoid form) were positive for CD68 (Figures 2a, 2b).
The infiltrate consists of spindle histiocytes arranged along Virchow cells.
A skin biopsy from the knee showed Virchow cells containing multiple AFB and areas with tuberculoid granulomas (Figures 3A and 3B).