stellate abscess

stel·late ab·scess

a star-shaped necrotic area surrounded by histiocytes, seen within swollen lymph nodes in lymphogranuloma venereum and cat scratch fever.
A ‘star-shaped’ abscess seen in a lymph node, which is most characteristic of lymphogranuloma venereum, cat-scratch disease, and Yersinia enterocolitica infection

stel·late ab·scess

(stel'āt ab'ses)
A star-shaped necrotic area surrounded by histiocytes; seen within swollen inguinal lymph nodes in lymphogranuloma venereum.
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