oxyphil cell


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ox·y·phil cell

cells of the parathyroid gland that increase in number with age; the cytoplasm contains numerous mitochondria and stains with eosin. Similar cells, and tumors composed of them, are found in salivary glands and the thyroid gland; in the latter, also called Hürthle cell.

oxyphil cell

[ok′səfil]
a cell of the parathyroid glands that takes up acidic stains and has a dark nucleus and fine, granular cytoplasm. Such cells occur singly or in small groups and increase in number with age. Also called oxyphilic cell.

ox·y·phil cell

(ok'sē-fil sel)
Cell of the parathyroid gland that increases in number with age; the cytoplasm contains numerous mitochondria and stains with eosin. Similar cells, and tumors composed of them, are found in salivary glands and the thyroid; in the latter, also called Hürthle cell.

oxyphil

1. Hürthle cell.
2. oxyphilic, i.e. stainable with an acid dye.

oxyphil cell
acidophilic cells found in parathyroid gland.
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Because of the correlation between the number of oxyphil cells and abnormal parathyroid tissue visualization in sestamibi scintigraphy, it rarely yields positive results for PCs.
Histopathologic examination revealed that parts of the tumor contained a lobulated architecture composed of sheets, cords, and follicles of chief cells, oxyphil cells, and clear cells; these findings were consistent with an adenoma.