Isolated giant cells were confined to peribronchiolar interstitium; many of the giant cells contained calcified cytoplasmic Schaumann bodies (Figures 8 and 9).
Isolated giant cells may contain various cytoplasmic inclusions such as cholesterol clefts, Schaumann bodies, calcium oxalate crystals, or asteroid bodies that are not specific but may aid in their recognition (Figures 5 and 9).
May contain Schaumann bodies, cholesterol clefts, asteroid bodies, and calcium oxalate crystals.
Several large, multinucleated Langhans-type giant cells were present (figure 2), some showing pink, intracytoplasmic asteroid bodies (figure 3, A) and Schaumann bodies
(figure 3, B).
The giant cells may contain cytoplasmic inclusions, particularly Schaumann bodies or asteroid bodies (Figures 6 and 4, respectively).
Schaumann bodies are oval, concentrically laminated intracellular inclusion bodies consisting of calcified proteins in giant cells ranging from 25 to 200 [micro]m (49) (Figure 6).
Patients with sarcoidosis may also exhibit asteroid bodies (stellate crystalline inclusions in multinucleated giant cells) (figure, B), Schaumann bodies
(calcified laminated concretions within multinucleated giant cells), and occasionally Hamazaki-Wesenberg bodies (coccoid, golden-brown, acid-fast cytoplasmic inclusions).
No giant cells, Schaumann bodies
, asteroid bodies, budding yeasts, or hyphae were identified in the hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections.