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Cholesterol Crystals: Synovial Fluid
This plain polarized photomicrograph shows cholesterol crystals from a chronic inflammatory effusion. Cholesterol crystals appear as plate-like, highly birefringent objects with a notch in one corner. They are found in chronic lipid-laden inflammatory effusions, most often in rheumatoid arthritis or chronic infections.
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Cholesterol Crystals: Synovial Fluid
Description:
This plain polarized photomicrograph shows cholesterol crystals from a chronic inflammatory effusion. Cholesterol crystals appear as plate-like, highly birefringent objects with a notch in one corner. They are found in chronic lipid-laden inflammatory effusions, most often in rheumatoid arthritis or chronic infections.
Reference Number:
00-14-0037
Tissue/Fluid Type:
Synovial Fluid
Image Type:
Microscopy
Color Mode:
Black & White
File Name:
00-14-0037.jpg
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