RIPPLED PATTERN #patternsinhistopathology
Rippled meaning: form or flow with small waves on the surface. Or move in a way resembling small waves.
Rippled pattern in histopathology is a histomorphological feature where alternating areas of cells in the form of cords, and stroma form a pattern which is similar to that of ripple marks in water or ripple marks of sand in a desert as shown in the images below.
Ripple marks in water
Ripple marks of sand in a desert
Sometimes this pattern is very difficult to distinguish from verocay body which is found in schwannomas.
Tumors exhibiting RIPPLED PATTERN
Basal cell carcinoma
Cutaneous angioleiomyoma etc….
Classical rippled pattern Sebaceoma shared by T Fujisawa Pathol @KUSAURAP on twitter.
You can see more images from his collection in the link below
— T Fujisawa Pathol MD (@KUSAURAP) April 11, 2016