Histochemical and Morphological Characteristics of the HassallÃ¢ÂÂs Corpuscles. The Stress Affects Involution of the Ectopic Intra-Thyroidal and the Normal Position Thymus and Morphological Changes of the HassallÃ¢ÂÂs corpuscles
Satoshi Furukawa*, Lisa Wingenfeld, Satomu Morita, Akari Takaya, Tokiko Nakagawa, Ikuo Sakaguchi, Wakoto Matsuda and Katsuji Nishi
Department of Legal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science Setatukinowa-cho, Ohtsu city 520-2192, Shiga, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Department of Legal Medicine
Shiga University of Medical Science
Setatsukinowa, Otsu City
Shiga 520-2192, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 07, 2012; Accepted date: September 25, 2012; Published date: September 27, 2012
Citation:Furukawa S, Wingenfeld L, Morita S, Takaya A, Nakagawa T, et al. (2012) Histochemical and Morphological Characteristics of the Hassall’s Corpuscles. The Stress Affects Involution of the Ectopic Intra-Thyroidal and the Normal Position Thymus and Morphological Changes of the Hassall’s Corpuscles. J Forensic Res 3:165. doi:10.4172/2157-7145.1000165
Copyright: © 2012 Furukawa S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We encountered three cases of the intra-thyroidal ectopic thymus at autopsy and also performed three autopsy cases consisted of mothers and children, and children with severe stress. The morphological and immune histochemical characteristics of the Hassall’s corpuscles were examined in those in ectopic and normal positioned thymus, and in the thymuses obtained from mothers and children, and children with severe stress. The Hassall’s corpuscles obtained from ectopic and normal positioned thymus showed resemble morphology and stainability with antibodies. These results indicate the Hassall’s corpuscles in the intra-thyroidal ectopic thymuses also possess the biological significance.