Digestion chambers

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Micrograph showing digestion chambers. HPS stain.

Digestion chambers are a histologic finding in nerves that are undergoing Wallerian degeneration.[1]


Digestion chambers consist of small globular fragments, which represent degenerating myelin sheaths.

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  1. ^ Turner JE, Glaze KA (March 1977). "The early stages of Wallerian degeneration in the severed optic nerve of the newt (Triturus viridescens)". Anat. Rec. 187 (3): 291–310. doi:10.1002/ar.1091870303. PMID 851236. 

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