Langhans cells

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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
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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.
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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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However, histopathology was consistent with acute suppurative pericarditis on top of chronic granulomatous inflammation with Langhans-type giant cells and caseation necrosis, indicative of tuberculous pericarditis with superimposed bacterial pericarditis.
[2] Epithelioid cells and Langhans-type giant cells line the abscess walls in later stages, and confluence of abscesses with sinus-formation can follow.
Proliferative lesions are granulomas composed of compact aggregates of epithelioid cells, lymphocytes, and Langhans-type giant cells with variable degrees of central necrosis and relatively few acid-fast bacilli.
Intra-osseous lesions in both patients were diagnosed as tuberculosis when the histology revealed caseous necrosis surrounded by epithelioid and Langhans-type giant cells (Fig.
Multinucleated Langhans-type giant cells are encountered frequently.
In summary, various features including tight, naked, nonnecrotizing, epithelioid granulomas without a great deal of lymphocytic inflammation; Langhans-type giant cells with or without Schaumann bodies and asteroid bodies; and the presence of patchy fibrosis can all help to make the diagnosis.