virocytes

virocytes

[vī′rəsīts]
Etymology: L, virus + Gk, kytos, cell
lymphocytes altered in appearance and in staining that are seen in blood smears from patients with viral diseases.
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It is histologically characterized by epithelioid fibroblasts with macronucleoli mimicking virocytes or Reed-Stenberg cells and a prominent mixed inflammatory infiltrate in a variably myxoid stroma.
A biopsy of the esophageal mucosa was obtained; it was negative for cytomegalovirus (CMV) virocytes, but positive for candida species.
Second are large, atypical epithelioid ganglion-like cells, which are often described as resembling Reed-Sternberg cells or virocytes and which can be mononucleate, binucleate, or sometimes multinucleate, with prominent large eosinophilic nucleoli, vesicular nuclei, occasional perinucleolar halos, and abundant amphophilic cytoplasm (Figure 1, C and D).
C and D, Tumors contain large, atypical epithelioid ganglion-like cells, which are often described as resembling Reed-Sternberg cells or virocytes.
The entity was described by Montgomery et al as an "inflammatory myxohyaline tumor of the distal extremities with virocyte or Reed Sternberg-like cells," (2(p1)) by Michal as an "inflammatory myxoid tumor of the soft parts with bizarre giant cells," (4(p1)) and by Meis-Kindblom and Kindblom as an "acral myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma.