Considering all the Monster cells, the Giant cells, the Natural Killer cells, and the Ghost cells, histopathology is scary business. Of course I cannot identify the Natural Killer cells on H&E stained sections, I include them in my list because they sound so fierce. If you can identify them without immunohistochemistry, you have superNatural sKills. This biopsy shows a squamous cell carcinoma and the marked atypia and pleomorphism of the ‘monster” cells is quite interesting. More than the usual degree of atypia anyway. I included more high magnification shots so you can get up close with these monstrosities.
I admit, I missed the timing on this post and should have saved it for Halloween.