Fatal hypothermia related vacuolation of hormone-producing cells in the anterior pituitary

T. Ishikawa, Satoru Miyaishi, T. Tachibana, H. Ishizu, B. L. Zhu, H. Maeda

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Abstract

We found small cytoplasmic vacuoles in the hormone-producing cells of anterior pituitary in hypothermic death. The vacuoles were found in approximately 40% of anterior pituitary cells both in males and females that had died from cold (n=31) while the detection rate was lower than 1% (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalLegal Medicine
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

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Keywords

  • Cytoplasmic vacuole
  • Electron microscopy
  • Human anterior pituitary
  • Hypothermia
  • Immunohistochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Fatal hypothermia related vacuolation of hormone-producing cells in the anterior pituitary. / Ishikawa, T.; Miyaishi, Satoru; Tachibana, T.; Ishizu, H.; Zhu, B. L.; Maeda, H.

In: Legal Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 3, 07.2004, p. 157-163.

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Ishikawa, T. ; Miyaishi, Satoru ; Tachibana, T. ; Ishizu, H. ; Zhu, B. L. ; Maeda, H. / Fatal hypothermia related vacuolation of hormone-producing cells in the anterior pituitary. In: Legal Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 157-163.
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