They are stellate in shape and possess many long, thin dendritic processes. Body of these cells is found in the bone lacuna and the slender dendritic processes protrude into the canaliculi to neighboring osteocytes1 (Figure 1).
Dendritic fibromyxolipoma (DFML) is a rare and distinctive tumor that is considered by many as a variant of spindle cell lipoma characterized by extensive myxoid change and the presence of stellate cells with dendritic processes. A total of 21 cases have been reported, none of which are in the larynx and hypopharynx.
(h) An osteocyte (Ot) embedded within the mineralised matrix lies in close proximity to the implant surface with several dendritic processes residing within canaliculi (white arrows), sectioned longitudinally as well as transversally, extending towards the implant surface.
Dendritic spines are protuberances that make up the sites where incoming signals from other nerve cells are received (i.e., the postsynaptic terminals) along dendritic processes. The overall number of dendritic spines, their shape, and their distribution on the dendritic processes can change rapidly.