Sunday, August 23, 2015

Study group discussion: Polygonal cells

What are polygonal cells ?

I know I'm stating the obvious, but can I guess cells which are polygonal in shape? :P

According to Google, Polygonal cells have many sides. (Four to five mostly)

The skin has a layer of polygonal cells called the stratum spinosum.

Polygonal cells are seen in proliferating epithelia and are also seen in various cancers.

Liver cells too!

There's also something called as polygonal cell carcinoma!

Polygonal cell carcinoma:
A malignant epithelial neoplasm composed of atypical polygonal cells with a large amount of eosinophilic cytoplasm. A representative example is the fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.

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