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n. pl. syn·cy·ti·a (-sĭsh′ē-ə)
A multinucleated mass of cytoplasm that is not separated into individual cells.

[New Latin : syn- + cyt(o)- + -ium.]

syn·cy′ti·al (-sĭsh′ē-əl) adj.


a. sincitial, rel. a un sincitio o que lo constituye.
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Syncytial giant cell hepatitis (GCH) is a condition characterized by inflammation and multinucleated hepatocytes, commonly found in wide spectrum of neonatal and infantile liver diseases [1].
Microscopy revealed numerous submucosal malignant tumor nodules composed of sheets of atypical cytotrophoblastic cells surrounded by syncytial giant cells and large areas of hemorrhage [Figure 1c].
Epidemics tend to occur in the winter months, with clinical manifestations of infection ranging from a mild self-limited illness to bronchiolitis, pneumonia, otitis media, and rarely meningitis, myelitis, and myocarditis.[1] The virus targets both pulmonary epithelial cells and alveolar macrophages, with infection typically resulting in epithelial hyperplasia and desquamarion, leading to accumulation of abundant cellular debris within the alveoli and small airways.[1,2] Syncytial giant cells may be found within and lining alveolar spaces, bronchioles, or bronchi.[1]