Thursday, January 7, 2016

Verocay body in a brachial plexus Schwannoma

Verocay body (nuclei palisading around an anuclear zone)
Jose Juan Verocay (1876-1927) [Figure 1] was a Uruguayan physician who trained and worked for most of his adult life in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Figure 1
Photograph of Jose Juan Verocay (circa 1915)
He was born on June 16, 1876 in the town of Paysandu in Uruguay to immigrant parents. His father Silvino Verocay, was from the Tirol region in southern Austria and his mother Rosalia Garrone, was from the dolomite region of northern Italy and the family name is possibly derived from the town of Verocai which is near Cortina D’Ampezzo located in the Dolomitic Alps in north-eastern Italy. (From Joshi R., Learning from Eponyms: Jose Verocay and Verocay bodies, Antoni A and B areas, Nils Antoni and Schwannomas. Indian Dermatology Online Journal 2012 Sept-Dec; 3(3): 215-219.)

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