Facebook Icon Twitter icon Instagram icon Feedback

Small Cell Carcinoma : Azzopardi Effect

prev slide 22 of 92 next
No Image
Lungs_Neoplastic_SmallCellCA8_AzzopardiEffect.jpg

Close

Comments:
The nuclei of small cell carcinoma commonly show crush artifact with elongation and clumping of chromatin material. The basophilic appearance of the vessel wall in the center of the image is the result of chromatin diffusion and encrustation of DNA from the necrotic tumor cells onto the vessel wall. It is referred to as Azzopardi effect.

prev slide 22 of 92 next