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J Clin Pathol. Dec 1992; 45(12): 1109–1110.
PMCID: PMC495007
Lipopeliosis: fat induced sinusoidal dilatation in transplanted liver mimicking peliosis hepatis.
L Ferrell, N Bass, J Roberts, and N Ascher
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143.
Abstract
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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