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Sand bodies

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sand bodies --> psammoma bodies

Mineralised body's occurring in the meninges, choroid plexus, and in certain meningiomas; composed usually of a central capillary surrounded by concentric whorls of meningocytes in various stages of hyaline change and mineralization; can also occur in benign and malignant epithelial tumours (often papillary) or with chronic inflammation.

Synonym: sand bodies.

Synonym: corpora arenacea.

Synonym: calcospherite.