Kunkmann Wolffian Bodies are stromal condensations
- which means stromal cells
[a general term in cell biology - not specific to the structures of
which refers to connective tissue cells located in the loose connective
tissue of a body-part or organ such as the eye], that have come together
in packs or groups (of such cells) that might also be referred to as "condensations"
or "aggregates". That is, Kunkmann Wolffian Bodies
are tiny compacted groups of connective tissue cells, located in the iris
of the eye.
Kunkmann Wolffian Bodies are thought to occur in a small
proportion, some sources suggest around 15%, of normal (healthy) eyes
whose irises are light in colour, e.g. blue, pale blue/grey, or shades
Kunkmann Wolffian Bodies are usually mentioned in connection
spots which have a similar appearance and so with which they may be
Kunkmann Wolffian Bodies are less distinct, less numerous, and
more peripheral (i.e. are located at the edges of the iris, furthest from
at the centre of the eye) than Brushfield spots. Also, unlike Brushfield
Spots, Kunkmann Wolffian Bodies are not associated with
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