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Schwannoma : Verocay Bodies

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Frequently, the Schwann cells in Antoni A areas show nuclear palisading, whorling patterns, and Verocay bodies.

Verocay bodies are formed by a highly ordered arrangement of Schwann cell nuclei in rows separated by fibrillary processes as nicely illustrated here. A few benign glandular elements are also seen in this image. These are not entrapped normal structures but represent true epithelial differentiation within the tumor.

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