ghost cells

ghost cells

Etymology: AS, gast + L, cella, storeroom
red blood cells that have lost their hemoglobin so that only the plasma membranes are observed in microscopic examinations of urine samples. Also called shadow cells.
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1,2,5) Histopathology generally demonstrates irregular islands of epithelial cells with biphasic architecture of central ghost cells and varying amounts of basaloid cells in the periphery.
7) FNAC may reveal the presence of ghost cells, basaloid cells, and calcium deposits in the mass, but without the presence of ghost cells in the aspirate, the diagnosis may be misleading.
1) Nucleated basaloid cells are located in the periphery, and enucleated ghost cells are present in the center.
Necrotic areas consisted mostly of acellular eosinophilic material, but residual spindle ghost cells, arranged in fascicles, were identified in some sections.
In addition, the smooth muscle actin and desmin positivities seen in residual ghost cells within necrotic areas argued against a granulomatous process.
Construct an extended volume consisting of owned cells plus ghost cells (EXTVOL) based on r3s.
The presence of ghost cells does not help one differentiate between a malignant and benign lesion.
Our patient, a 57-year-old man, presented with cutaneous lesions in his legs, characterized by lobular panniculitis (PN) with fat necrosis and ghost cells.
On pathological assessment, the tissue was found to consist of fragments of a benign pilomatricoma showing the typical elements of basaloid foci, giant-cell reaction, ghost cells and calcification.
Odontogenic ghost cell carcinoma displays, in addition to a malignant epithelial component, the classic features of calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor, including the presence of ghost cells and dentinoid materials, which are completely absent in PIOSCCs.
Both abrupt and gradual transitions of the basaloid cells to squamous and ghost cells were seen, along with areas of dystrophic calcification.
Masson trichrome stain was performed on sections containing the ghost cells (Figure 2).