Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 390, Issue 1, pp 109–119 | Cite as

Relapsing polychondritis

An ultrastructural study of elastic and collagen fibres degradation revealed by tannic acid
  • Antoine Dryll
  • Juliette Lansaman
  • Olivier Meyer
  • Thomas Bardin
  • Antoine Ryckewaert
Case Reports

Summary

In a case of relapsing polychondritis, ultrastructural study of ear cartilage using tannic acid staining showed patterns of degradation of elastic and collagen fibres. The participation of macrophages and chondrocytes in the resorption of ear cartilage is discussed.

Key words

Relapsing polychondritis Tannic acid Elastic fibres Collagen fibres 

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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Dryll
    • 1
  • Juliette Lansaman
    • 1
  • Olivier Meyer
    • 1
  • Thomas Bardin
    • 1
  • Antoine Ryckewaert
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Microscopie ElectroniqueClinique Rhumatologique, Unité INSERM U 18, Hôpital LariboisièreParisFrance

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