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Mini-review: Eosinophils, a Useful Diagnostic Clue in Surgical Neuropathology.

Authors
 Junjeong Choi ; Tai Seung Kim ; Se Hoon Kim 
Citation
 Kosin Medical Journal, Vol.27(2) : 79~89, 2012 
Journal Title
 Kosin Medical Journal 
ISSN
 2005-9531 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
Eosinophils are one of the polymorphonuclear granulocytes derived from bone marrow stem cells, and they contain many small cytoplasmic granules that stain bright red with eosin or brick-red with Romanowsky staining. Eosinophilic infiltration is also present in various human central nervous system (CNS) diseases such as parasitic infection, transverse myelitis, vasculitis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, glioblastoma and etc... Due to the morphologic and functional characteristics, the presence of eosinophils in certain lesions may provide useful diagnostic clues in the right clinical setting. Consideration of this finding may facilitate the diagnosis of CNS pathologic lesions, especially in a small specimen such as a stereotactic biopsy.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/91365
DOI
10.7180/kmj.2012.27.2.79
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