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April 1980

Cutaneous Plasmacytoma?-Reply

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Asheville, NC

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(4):381. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640280017003

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Abstract

In Reply.—  Under electron microscopy, the electron micrograph showed that the tumor cells were plasma cells by the presence of a round, eccentric nucleus with clumped chromatin at the periphery, prominent nucleolus, abundant arrays of rough endoplasmic reticulum with some distended cisternae, and a Golgi complex. We did examine a formaldehyde-fixed tissue specimen. The methyl green-pyronine stain did not give the expected result, and it was not possible to perform the immunoperoxidase procedures to demonstrate cytoplasmic immunoglobulin production.

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