Hassall’s Corpuscles Assessment in Dog

Vasile Rus, Adrian Gal, Flavia Ruxanda, Bianca Bosca, Cristian Rațiu, Viorel Miclaus


Hassall’s corpuscles are particular structures, very polymorphic, present in the medulla of the thymic lobules. The aim of this study is to morphostructurally assess Hassall’s corpuscles in dogs. The thymus from 5 deceases dogs (different noninfectious diseases) was histologically processed. After examination of the sections, there were on average 3-4 Hassall’s corpuscles highlighted in the medulla of the thymic lobules. Most of the Hassall’s corpuscles are relatively small, polymorphic and nonkeratinized.


dog, Hassall’s corpuscle, thymus.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:11371

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