ferruginous bodies


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fer·ru·gi·nous bod·ies

in the lungs, foreign inorganic or organic fibers coated by complexes of hemosiderin and glycoproteins, and believed to be formed by macrophages that have phagocytized the fibers.
See also: asbestos bodies.

fer·ru·gi·nous bod·ies

(fĕ-rūji-nŭs bodēz)
In the lungs, foreign inorganic or organic fibers coated by complexes of hemosiderin and glycoproteins.
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In a recent case report, (26) the presence of mesothelioma, pleural plaques, pulmonary fibrosis, and ferruginous bodies, in combination, was associated with erionite exposure in North America.
Microscopically, those lesions have shown perivascular and peribronchiolar collections of mineral-containing macrophages, accompanied by variable degrees of fibrosis, foreign body granulomas, mixed dust fibrotic lesions, and ferruginous bodies. Foreign body granulomas containing large numbers of birefringent crystalline particles have been described, but rarely sarcoid-like granulomas (Gibbs et al.