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May 1978

Branching Microvilli in the Nasal Respiratory Epithelium

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology (Drs More and McSeveney), Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, and the Department of Pathology (Dr Busuttil), Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(5):260-262. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790050026005

• In an ultrastructural study of the respiratory epithelial covering of 14 human nasal mucous polyps, some of the microvilli overlying the ciliated cells were shown to exhibit a complex form of branching with a resultant increase in surface area. This apparently original observation is of uncertain significance but is not of definite pathological significance.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:260-262, 1978)

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