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What does OCL-GC stand for?

OCL-GC stands for osteoclast-like giant cell(s)

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The pathologic examination of the surgical specimen from neck dissection shows numerous multinucle ated osteoclast-like giant cells within cellular and vascular stroma containing plump, oval mononuclear cells with nuclei similar to giant cells (Figure 3); expansile and infiltrative growth; frequent mitotic figures; secondary cystic degeneration, reactive bone formation; no cytologic atypia or pleomorphism.
The Papanicolaou smear was nondiagnostic, but the Wright-Giemsa stain was richly cellular and populated by three components: (1) numerous osteoclast-like multinuclear giant cells, (2) multiple malignant-appearing mononuclear and multinuclear cells, and (3) broad, tightly cohesive, flat sheets of large polygonal epithelial cells (figure 1): * The osteoclast-like giant cells contained multiple relatively monomorphic and bland-looking nuclei (ranging from 3 to 25 per cell) with abundant cytoplasm.