Sarcina ventriculi : Review of the Literature.

  title={Sarcina ventriculi : Review of the Literature.},
  author={Mohamed Rizwan Haroon Al Rasheed and Carmencita G Senseng},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  volume={140 12},
Sarcina ventriculi is an increasingly common gram-positive coccus, recognized in gastric biopsies, particularly of patients with delayed gastric emptying. It occurs most commonly in adult women and can be identified easily by its characteristic morphologic features, such as basophilic staining, cuboid shape, tetrad arrangement, red blood cell-sized packets, flattened cell walls, and refractile nature on light microscopy. Although the pathogenesis of the organism is debated, it has been… CONTINUE READING
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