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The Sternberg-Reed cell: Mononuclear, multinucleated or multilobated?

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The relationship between mononuclear, multinucleated and multilobated Sternberg-Reed cells was studied by reconstructions done on serial sections 1–2 μm thick. The 21 cells so studied showed the following combinations: 7 were binucleated, but two nuclei were composed of two parts at certain levels; these nuclei we propose to call composite. 8 cells were mononuclear and had composite nuclei and 6 cells were mononuclear and had single nuclei.

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Buyssens, N., Bourgeois, N. The Sternberg-Reed cell: Mononuclear, multinucleated or multilobated?. Virchows Arch. A Path. Anat. and Histol. 385, 335–342 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00432541

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