Walthard cell nests

Walthard cell nests also called as

  1. Walthard nests
  2. Walthard cell rest

Benign cluster of epithelial cells

Most commonly found

Most commonly found in – connective tissue of the Fallopian tubes

Also seen in

  1. mesovarium
  2. mesosalpinx
  3. ovarian hilus

‘Coffee Bean Nuclei’

Typically have elliptical nuclei with a long groove (along the major axis) – so-called “coffee bean” nuclei.

Histological similarity

Histological similarity of the epithelium of Walthard cell rests and Brenner tumors to the urothelium of the lower urinary tract

Walthard cell rest - very high mag

Nephron, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Walthard cell nests – Morphologic features:

  1. Elliptical nuclei with a groove along the major axis; “coffee bean” nucleus.
  2. Nests – solid sheet of cells.

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