Hyaline globules

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Hyaline globules in a yolk sac tumour. H&E stain.

Hyaline globules, also hyaline bodies, are a common non-specific histomorphologic feature that can be useful in formulating a differential diagnosis.

They can be seen in benign and malignant tissue.



  • Eosinophilic (pink) round bodies ~ typically 4-10 micrometers in diameter.


  • Ectopic decidua.[1]






See also


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  2. URL: http://webpathology.com/image.asp?case=34&n=6. Accessed on: March 8, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Serra S, Chetty R (November 2008). "Revision 2: an immunohistochemical approach and evaluation of solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas". J. Clin. Pathol. 61 (11): 1153–9. doi:10.1136/jcp.2008.057828. PMID 18708424. http://jcp.bmj.com/content/61/11/1153.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nayar, R.; Bourtsos, E.; DeFrias, DV. (Oct 2000). "Hyaline globules in renal cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. A clue or a diagnostic pitfall on fine-needle aspiration?". Am J Clin Pathol 114 (4): 576-82. doi:10.1309/F4TU-6AFE-R7NU-39Y3. PMID 11026104.
  5. Budka, H. (1982). "Hyaline inclusions (Pseudopsammoma bodies) in meningiomas: immunocytochemical demonstration of epithel-like secretion of secretory component and immunoglobulins A and M.". Acta Neuropathol 56 (4): 294-8. PMID 6283779.