Toker cell

Toker cell

(tō'kĕr),
an epithelial cell with clear cytoplasm found in 10% of normal nipples; contains keratin 7, like Paget carcinoma cells, from which it must be distinguished cytologically.

To·ker cell

(tō'ker sel)
An epithelial cell with clear cytoplasm found in 10% of normal nipples; contains keratin 7, like Paget carcinoma cells, from which it must be distinguished cytologically.

Toker,

Cyril, U.S. pathologist, 1930–.
Toker cell - an epithelial cell with clear cytoplasm found in 10% of normal nipples.
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Furthermore, florid papillomatosis of the nipple may have associated Toker cell hyperplasia in the epidermis, which may give a false impression of Paget disease.
Characteristics of clear cells and Toker cells in the epidermis of underlying nipple duct adenoma.
In up to 13% of PD cases, no associated carcinoma is identified, implicating the role of Toker cells as the precursors of PD.
Toker cells are probably precursors of Paget cell carcinoma: a morphological and ultrastructural description.
4) Toker cells (clear cells that may occur singly and in small clusters in the lower epidermis) may be apparent within the ductal epithelium at the site of insertion.
The histogenesis of primary Paget disease remains elusive, with the proposed cells of origin including pluripotent epidermal stem cells, (49,50) adnexal stem cells, (51) intraepidermal Toker cells, (52,53) or apocrine glands.