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The cellular structure of bronchial carcinoids.

Authors
  • Marks, C
  • Lamberty, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Postgraduate medical journal
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1977
Volume
53
Issue
621
Pages
360–363
Identifiers
PMID: 196273
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A histological and electronmicroscopic study of bronchial carcinoids indicated that these tumours are argyrophilic in keeping with their occurrence in tissue of embryologically foregut origin. Normal bronchi contain cells that resemble, in their electronmicroscopic content, intestinal Kultschitzky-type cells. Characteristic of the carcinoid cell is the presence of intracellular neurosecretory granules seen on electronmicroscopy despite the apparent absence of argentaffin granules under light microscopy.

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