ghost cells

ghost cells

Etymology: AS, gast + L, cella, storeroom
red blood cells that have lost their hemoglobin so that only the plasma membranes are observed in microscopic examinations of urine samples. Also called shadow cells.
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They progressively evolve into ghost cells in the center of the lesion.
Histopathologic examination provides the correct diagnosis and shows solid nests of basaloid cells with the formation of ghost cells with foreign-body giant-cell reaction, calcification, and ossification in some cases.
1,2,5) Histopathology generally demonstrates irregular islands of epithelial cells with biphasic architecture of central ghost cells and varying amounts of basaloid cells in the periphery.
c, Medium-power photomicrograph of a papillary craniopharyngioma shows the absence of ghost cells, calcification, and wet keratin seen in an adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma and further lacks the palisaded basal layer.
The ghost cells contained abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm with/without small hyperchromatic nuclei.
Aspirate smears displayed dispersed squamous cells with dense cytoplasm and prominent nucleoli, as well as ghost cells in a background of neutrophils, lymphocytes, and scattered multinucleated giant cells.
The epithelial cells are organized in a characteristic biphasic architectural pattern with keratinized ghost cells in the center surrounded by variable amounts of peripheral basaloid cells.
In this disorder, the red blood cells are often crenated and there may be many ghost cells.
Construct an extended volume consisting of owned cells plus ghost cells (EXTVOL) based on r3s.
The presence of ghost cells does not help one differentiate between a malignant and benign lesion.
Our patient, a 57-year-old man, presented with cutaneous lesions in his legs, characterized by lobular panniculitis (PN) with fat necrosis and ghost cells.
How the message-passing reads and writes are structured to update these ghost cells depends on the communications parameters of the particular architecture.