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J Clin Pathol. 1992 December; 45(12): 1109–1110.
PMCID: PMC495007

Lipopeliosis: fat induced sinusoidal dilatation in transplanted liver mimicking peliosis hepatis.


A distinct peliosis-like lesion arose in the liver allograft of a 51 year old man. This lesion was caused by necrotic, fat-laden hepatocytes that released fat globules into the sinusoids. These then became strikingly distended with cysts, thus mimicking peliosis hepatitis. It is suggested that this lesion be called lipopeliosis.

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