stratified squamous epithelium


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epithelium consisting of several layers of keratin-containing cells in which the surface cells are flattened and scalelike and the deeper cells are polyhedral. Keratin filaments become progressively more abundant toward the surface, which on the dry areas of the body may consist of a layer of dead corneocytes.
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The enucleated specimen was sent for histopathologic examination which showed stratified squamous epithelium of 5-8 cell layer thickness, with a corrugated parakeratin layer and flat epithelial connective tissue interface.
Microscopic examination of the excised tissue revealed a dense cellular connective tissue stroma with many osteoid deposits and few small basophilic calicific deposits covered by parakeratinized stratified squamous epithelium.
Why wouldn't you expect to see stratified squamous epithelium forming the small intestine, or simple cuboidal epithelium forming the external genitalia?
Since 90 percent of OPCs develop in the lining stratified squamous epithelium as squamous cell carcinoma, early recognition can be enhanced through accessible signs and symptoms.
1,3) The lining epithelia vary considerably, although stratified squamous epithelium is most commonly found.
The penile epithelium is a stratified squamous epithelium about 20-30 cells thick, whereas the cervical epithelium is a mucosal epithelium, 6-8 cells thick.
In pet birds, the sinuses extend into the upper beak and are connected by a transverse canal lined rostrally by stratified squamous epithelium and caudally by alternating rows of ciliated ceils and intraepithelial mucous glands.
Operators can noninvasively see stratified squamous epithelium, basement membrane, and lamina propria.
The human vaginal epithelium is well-supplied with HIV-receptive Langerhans cells, overlain by a stratified squamous epithelium.
Histopathological examination revealed mature stratified squamous epithelium, increased fibrocollagenous tissue in the stroma, thickened blood vessels, stellate shaped fibroblast and sparse perivascular chronic mononuclear inflammatory infiltrate, squamous epidermis with the underlying stroma showing increase in fibrocollagenous; no evidence of malignancy.
The whole surface is covered by keratinised stratified squamous epithelium.