Ultrastructural and histochemical study on the morphogenesis of epithelial rests of Malassez.

@article{Hamamoto1989UltrastructuralAH,
  title={Ultrastructural and histochemical study on the morphogenesis of epithelial rests of Malassez.},
  author={Yoshioki Hamamoto and Tamio Nakajima and Hidehiro Ozawa},
  journal={Archives of histology and cytology},
  year={1989},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={61-70}
}
The morphogenesis of the epithelial rests of Malassez in rat molars was studied by light and electron microscopy. The epithelial islands immediately after disintegration of the Hertwig's root sheath consisted of a few irregularly shaped cells with scanty rough endoplasmic reticulum, which were surrounded in portions by disrupted basal lamina. Close topographic relationships between the epithelial cells and mesenchymal cells of the dental sac were often observed in this period. After thirty days… CONTINUE READING