Call-Exner bodies


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Call-Ex·ner bod·ies

(kahl eks'nĕr),
small fluid-filled spaces between granulosal cells in ovarian follicles and in ovarian granulosa cell tumors; they may form a rosettelike structure.

Call-Ex·ner bod·ies

(kawl eks'nĕr bod'ēz)
Small fluid-filled spaces between granulosal cells in ovarian follicles and in ovarian tumors of granulosal origin; they may form a rosettelike structure.

Call-Exner bodies

(kall′eks′nĕr)
[Emma Louise Call, U.S. physician, 1847–1937; Siegmund. Exner, Austrian physiologist, 1846–1926]
Eosinophilic follicles present inside tumors of the ovary, e.g., granulosa cell tumors.

Call,

Friedrich von, Austrian physician, 1844-1917.
Call-Exner bodies - small fluid-filled spaces between granulosa cells in ovarian follicles and in ovarian tumors of granulosal origin.

Exner,

Siegmund, Austrian physiologist, 1846-1926.
Call-Exner bodies - see under Call
Exner plexus - a plexus formed by tangential nerve fibers in the superficial plexiform or molecular layer of the cerebral cortex.
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Whereas adult GCTs comprise diffuse cords or trabeculae and small follicles termed Call-Exner bodies of rounded cells with scant cytoplasm and pale "coffee-bean" nuclei, juvenile GCTs have nuclei that are rounded, hyperchromatic with moderate to abundant eosinophilic or vacuolated cytoplasm.
They infiltrated through the interstitium as nests, cords, and single cells, with focal rosetting, reminiscent of Call-Exner bodies.
There is a suggestion of rosette formation in some areas, which could represent Call-Exner bodies.
Louise Call, who gave her name to the Call-Exner bodies found in granulosa cell tumours, is remembered in an article in this issue.
Histopathology report revealed large ovoid cells with moderate to high atypia and scanty cytoplasm, Call-Exner bodies present, few cells with coffee bean nucleolus seen.
Call-Exner bodies are characteristic of GCT and appear in 30% to 60% of cases.
Call-Exner bodies is the name given to small follicular structures seen in granulosa cell tumours (GCTs), as they resemble the immature follicles first described by Call and Exner in the ovaries of rabbits in 1875.
Call-Exner bodies are the hallmark of GCTs, occurring in 30 60% of cases.
The microfollicular pattern was characterized by the presence of numerous cavities simulating Call-Exner bodies.
Call-Exner bodies appear in 90% of granulosa cell tumours.
Call-Exner bodies occur exclusively in granulosa cell tumours.