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Research Article

Nasopharyngeal Tonsils (Adenoids) Contain Extrathymic Corticothymocytes

  • Serena Buscone,

    Affiliation: Anatomic Pathology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Universitá degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy

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  • Werner Garavello,

    Affiliation: Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Universitá degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy

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  • Fabio Pagni,

    Affiliations: Anatomic Pathology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Universitá degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy, Pathology, Azienda Ospedaliera San Gerardo, Monza, Italy

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  • Renato Maria Gaini,

    Affiliation: Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Universitá degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy

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  • Giorgio Cattoretti mail

    giorgio.cattoretti@unimib.it

    Affiliations: Anatomic Pathology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Universitá degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy, Pathology, Azienda Ospedaliera San Gerardo, Monza, Italy

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  • Published: May 23, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098222

About the Authors

Serena Buscone, Fabio Pagni, Giorgio Cattoretti
Anatomic Pathology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Universitá degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Werner Garavello, Renato Maria Gaini
Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Universitá degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Fabio Pagni, Giorgio Cattoretti
Pathology, Azienda Ospedaliera San Gerardo, Monza, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: giorgio.cattoretti@unimib.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GC SB. Performed the experiments: SB GC. Analyzed the data: SB GC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WG RMG FP. Wrote the paper: GC SB RMG.