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any small compartment

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While most adenomas are composed of chief cells, a small percentage may be oxyphilic (>90% oxyphils) and rare "water-clear" adenomas have also been described.
Primary chief cell hyperplasia of the parathyroid glands: a new entity in the surgery of hyperparathyroidism.
In the new report, Mills, graduate student Greg Sibbel and Hans Clevers, MD, PhD, a geneticist at Utrecht Medical Centre, identified markers that show a small number of chief cells become stem cells even in the absence of serious injury.
The normal paraganglia consists of nests of chief cells (type1) and sustentacular cells (type 2).
In heavy drinkers, however the liver's chief cells -- called parenchymal cells -- can suffer such a severe damage that scar tissue forms, resulting in a condition known as cirrhosis.
Histologically, pernicious anemia is characterized by gastric mucosal atrophy, selective loss of parietal and chief cells from the gastric mucosa, and submucosal lymphocytic infiltrate.
Cytoplasmic and nuclear acidophilic inclusion bodies were detected in respiratory epithelial cells, gastric surface mucous and chief cells, intestinal crypt epithelial cells, and hepatic and pancreatic duct epithelial cells.
26,28) These are composed of chief cells and sustentacular cells in a nesting or zellballen pattern.