Stellate abscess | definition of stellate abscess by Medical dictionary
a star-shaped necrotic area surrounded by histiocytes, seen within swollen lymph nodes in lymphogranuloma venereum and cat scratch fever.A ‘star-shaped’ abscess seen in a lymph node, which is most characteristic of lymphogranuloma venereum, cat-scratch disease, and Yersinia enterocolitica infection
stel·late ab·scess (stel'āt ab'ses)
A star-shaped necrotic area surrounded by histiocytes; seen within swollen inguinal lymph nodes in lymphogranuloma venereum.
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A lymph node biopsy showed granulomatous lymphadenitis with stellate abscesses
surrounded by palisading epithelioid cells.