columnar cell


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columnar cell

[kəlum′nər]
Etymology: L, columna, column, cella, storeroom
an epithelial cell that appears long and narrow when sectioned along its long axis.

columnar cell

An epithelial cell with height greater than its width.
See also: cell
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24) In our study, more than half of the benign lesions were fibrocystic change with or without epithelial hyperplasia, followed by columnar cell lesions.
Morphological features of columnar cells composing the epithelium of the alkaline gland of the Atlantic stingray are generally consistent with preliminary reports of the alkaline gland of the little skate (Maren et al.
b and c, The papillae are covered by a single population of uniform columnar cells with focally stratified nuclei lacking a myoepithelial cell layer.
In view of these findings, it has been suggested that the columnar cell variant should not necessarily be treated as an aggressive subtype of PTC; instead, treatment should be based on clinical staging, with a focus on tumor encapsulation and invasion beyond the confines of the thyroid gland.
Endometriosis, when present in the bladder, can exist as either a cystic lesion with a flat epithelial lining or glandular clusters with tall columnar cells in the bladder wall.
The papillae are elongated, thin, and fingerlike, and are lined by uniform columnar cells with a smooth apical border.
The papillae are lined by a single layer of cuboidal to columnar cells that have abundant cleared to eosin ophilic cytoplasm (figure 2).
The columnar cells on the surface of mucosal membrane of posterior membrane exhibited irregular shapes and their outlines were not obvious, mostly were epithelial pavement cells.
The lining of odontogenic keratocyst is parakeratinized with lining which is 5-19 cells thick with columnar cells present in the basal cell layer having a palisaded nuclei with a superficial corrugated layer ,connective tissue capsule show blood vessels and collagen fibres.
Caption: FIGURE 3: Pathology: There is a benign cystic inclusion lined by cuboidal to columnar cells with Mullerian differentiation showing ciliated columnar, secretory, and intercalated cells.