Loose Connective Tissue. Wandering Cells: Plasma Cell

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


Plasma cells are 10- to 20-μm-large, ovoid, basophilic elements that predominantly occur in the vicinity of small vessels, stroma of several glands (e.g., salivary and lacrimal glands), bone marrow, lymphatic system, omenta, lamina propria of the intestinal tract, and remnant of the endometrium of the uterus during menstruation. Exceptionally, they appear in the blood (rubella).


Plasma Cell Lamina Propria Lacrimal Gland Loose Connective Tissue Testinal Tract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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