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Normal Neuropil 01

Topic: Pathology

Created on Monday, February 2 2009 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, February 2 2009.


The image above shows a section of normal neuropil, prepared with an H&E stain.
What are the structures circled in blue?

 
        A) Tumor cells
 
        B) Oligodendrocytes
 
        C) Neurons
 
        D) Astrocytes
 
        E) Endothelial cells
 

 


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This question was created on February 02, 2009 by jdmiles.
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A) Tumor cells

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The cells circled in blue are oligodendrocytes.  (See References)

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B) Oligodendrocytes

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The cells circled in blue are oligodendrocytes. These typically have small, dark nuclei which are surrounded by a pale pink or white halo.  (See References)

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C) Neurons

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The cells circled in blue are oligodendrocytes. The cells circled in green in the image below is are neurons.
  (See References)

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D) Astrocytes

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The cells circled in blue are oligodendrocytes. The cell circled in red in the image below is an example of an astrocyte.
  (See References)

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E) Endothelial cells

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The cells circled in blue are oligodendrocytes. The cell circled in red in the image below is an example of an astrocyte.
  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582)Advertising:
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Normal Neuropil 01
Question ID: 020209174
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/02/2009
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