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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Epidermis

…of a spinous cell filled nearly entirely by tonofibrils, except for a small number of mitochondria and scattered ribosomes. Tonofibrils surround the nucleus and radiate toward the periphery, where they converge on desmosomes. (x9500) (Courtesy of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Melanocytes

…raded by lysosomal enzymes and shed along with desquamated corneocytes. Figure 1.65 A melanocyte contains melanosomes but no tonofibrils. (x17,000) (Courtesy of Ken Hashimoto, M.D.) Figure 1.66 In a melanocyte, spherical and elliptical…