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Ultrastructural study of conjunctival lymphoma


The electron microscopic investigation of the conjunctival lymphoma of a male patient, aged 25 has shown that the tumour consists prevailingly of lymphoid elements. To a smaller extent, reticulum cells were revealed too. Of these, some were cells with lobated nuclei and multinuclear giant cells resembling the cells of Hodgkin and Sternberg-Reed type found in lymphogranulomatosis. The ultrastructural investigation supports the hyperplastic character of the conjunctival lymphoma.


Die elektronenmikroskopische Untersuchung des Bindehautlymphoms eines 25jährigen Mannes zeigte, daß der größte Teil der Geschwulst aus lymphoiden Zellen besteht. In kleinerer Zahl sind Reticulumzellen zu finden. Zwischen diesen sind Zellen mit lobulärem Kern und auch Riesenzellen vorhanden. Diese letzten erinneren an den bei Lymphogranulomatose auffindbaren Hodgkin- und Sternberg-Reed-Zellen. Die elektronenmikroskopischen Untersuchungen unterstützen den hyperplasiogenen Charakter des Lymphoms.

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Radnót, M., Lapis, K. Ultrastructural study of conjunctival lymphoma. Albrecht von Graefes Arch. Klin. Ophthalmol. 177, 222–231 (1969).

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  • Public Health
  • Lymphoma
  • Male Patient
  • Giant Cell
  • Microscopic Investigation