Langhans cells

Lang·hans cells

(lahng'hahnz),
1. multinucleated giant cells seen in tuberculosis and other granulomatous diseases; the nuclei are arranged in an arciform manner at the periphery of the cells; Synonym(s): Langhans-type giant cells

Lang·hans cells

(lahng'hahnz selz)
1. Multinucleated giant cells seen in tuberculosis and other granulomatous diseases; the nuclei are arranged in an arciform manner at the periphery of the cells.
Synonym(s): Langhans-type giant cells.
2. Synonym(s): cytotrophoblastic cells.

Langhans,

Theodor, German pathologist, 1839-1915.
Langhans cells - multinucleated giant cells seen in tuberculosis and other granulomas. Synonym(s): cytotrophoblastic cells; Langhans-type giant cells
Langhans layer - the inner layer of the trophoblast. Synonym(s): cytotrophoblast
Langhans stria - fibrinoid that accumulates on the chorionic plate between the bases of placental villi during the first half of pregnancy.
Langhans-type giant cells - Synonym(s): Langhans cells
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Macrophages in granulomas may fuse to form multinucleated giant cells, Langhans cells.
The numerous epithelioid granulomas contained Langhans cells and foreign body giant cells, while the necrotizing lesions contained neutrophilic and eosinophilic infiltrates.