Cite this page: Histiocytes. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologyhistiocytes.html. Accessed December 16th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Larger than neutrophils, vacuolated or frothy cytoplasm (scant to moderate), round to reniform (bean shaped) nuclei that is central or eccentric, chromatin fine to coarse but uniformly distributed, nucleoli variable
- Epithelioid histiocytes: usually in aggregates
- Multinucleated histiocytes: randomly arranged nuclei with granular chromatin