Electron Microscopy

The ultrastructural manifestations of the light chain deposits are of clustered punctate dense deposits external to tubular and within vascular basement membranes (2,3). Deposits in the glomerular basement membranes are similar (Fig. 17.3), whereas they are variably evident in the mesangium. However, there may be no electron microscopic counterpart of the immunofluorescence deposition (1).

Figure 17.3. Light chain deposition disease with continuous granular density in glomerular basement membrane (arrow) (electron microscopy).
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