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Readily stained with chromium salts: chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla.

[German : Chrom, chromium (from French chrome; see chrome) + Latin affīnis, related; see affined.]


showing a brown colour when in the presence of chromic acid


(ˈkroʊ mə fɪn)

staining with chromium salts: indicates the presence of epinephrine or norepinephrine.
[< German chromaffine (1898) =Chrom chromium + Latin affinis inclined to; see affinity]
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The World Health Organization's (WHO) definition of malignancy is the presence of distant metastases at sites where chromaffin tissue does not normally occur.
Pheochromocytomas (PCC) and PGLs are rare catecholamine-secreting tumours arising from either chromaffin tissue in the adrenal medulla or embryonic neural crest cells, respectively.
DISCUSSION: Pheochromocytomas are rare catecholamine secreting tumors that arise from chromaffin tissue of the adrenal medulla and some extra-adrenal sites.
Pheochromocytoma (PHEO), although rare, is a tumor of the chromaffin tissue with 90% localization in the adrenal medulla.