littoral cell


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lit·to·ral cell

the cells lining the lymphatic sinuses of lymph nodes and the blood sinuses of bone marrow.
Synonym(s): lining cell
[L. littoralis, the seashore]

lit·to·ral cell

(lit'ŏr-ăl sel)
The cells lining the lymphatic sinuses of lymph nodes and the blood sinuses of bone marrow.
[L. littoralis, the seashore]

littoral cell

A macrophage found in the sinuses of lymphatic tissue.
See also: cell
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Littoral cell angioma is a rare and benign vascular tumor which can be discovered incidentally or in a context of various signs and symptoms such as abdominal pain, splenomegaly and hypersplenism.
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(7) In all of the aforementioned entities, the vascular channels are lined by flat, unremarkable, and sometimes inapparent endothelial cells, in contrast to the endothelial cells of the littoral cell angioma.
Lately, there have been reports linking littoral cell angioma to occult or overt visceral carcinomas.