In this hematoxylin- and eosin-stained slide of inflammation, identify the cell marked with an arrow:
D. Plasnra cell
Ans: D. Plasnra cell
(Ref: Wintrobes 13/e p303; Robbins 9/e p99.)
- The cell marked with an arrow is plasma cell.
- “Plasma cells are large lymphocytes with a considerable nucleus-to- cytoplasm ratio and a characteristic appearance on light microscopy.
- They have basophilic cytoplasm and an eccentric nucleus with heterochromatin in a characteristic cartwheel or clock face arrangement.”