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Hyaline globules in paucicellular leiomyomas of the gastrointestinal tract are distinct from skeinoid fibers and represent degenerating smooth muscle cells

Agaimy, Abbas ; Wünsch, Peter H. ; Hofstädter, Ferdinand ; Schröder, Josef



Abstract

Skeinoid fibers are globular, brightly eosinophilic periodic Schiff stain (PAS)-positive extracellular collagen deposits commonly seen in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of the small bowel. However, smooth-surfaced hyaline globules are occasionally encountered in leiomyomatous GI neoplasms and may be mistaken for true skeinoid fibers. We investigated a total of 93 histologically and ...

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