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watered silk (moire silk)

watered silk appearance 


A descriptive term for the wavy, loosely parallel fascicles of tumour cells seen by low-power light microscopy in granulosa cell tumours of the ovary and uterine leiomyomas, which has been fancifully likened to the fabric known as moire or watered silk

(I think it’s a bit of a stretch). 

watered silk appearance image from New Medical Terms

low power H&E stained section of leiomyoma with watered silk appearance

Synonym Moire appearance

Reference CAP, 2011—May Case of the Month


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