Movat pentachrome stain


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Movat pentachrome stain

(mō′văt)
A stain used to highlight body structures, such as blood vessels, that contain collagen, elastic fibers, fibrin, muscle, and cell nuclei.
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In summary, the modified Russell Movat pentachrome stain, in addition to its time-honored application in evaluating connective tissue, can be very useful in suggesting the identity of particulates, especially birefringent particles like MCC, in lung tissue.
For each case, sections stained with hematoxylin-eosin and either Verhoeff-van Gieson elastic stain or Movat pentachrome stain were examined.
Microscopy of the vessel wall showed medial disruption, fragmentation of the internal elastic lamina, and transmural fibrosis (Figure 3, Movat pentachrome stain; I indicates intima; M, media; T, thrombus; and arrows, fragmented internal elastic lamina).