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The Gordon R. Hennigar Pathology Museum Collection

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Liver: Acute Infectious Hepatitis
Liver: Acute Infectious Hepatitis Acute infectious hepatitis-massive necrosis. COMMENT ON SPECIMENS (#25-29): These illustrate the range of changes seen in autopsy livers from patients dying from viral hepatitis (liver disease or complications therefrom): #25=a liver that is bile stained and shows dark areas of necrosis but is not as massively necrotic as #26 and #27 (these two livers probably less than 800-900 gms) and although these two do not now show the usual maroon appearance, there has been a marked loss of hepatocytes. #28 and #29 show pale nodular areas interspersed in liver parenchyma which histologically demonstrates, besides necrosis, scarring or cirrhosis (#28 less, #29 more scarring). The nodular areas actually represent attempts at regeneration of hepatocytes.
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Liver: Acute Hepatic Necrosis
Liver: Acute Hepatic Necrosis Acute hepatic necrosis secondary to occlusion of hepatic veins by renal cell carcinoma and thrombus ). COMMENT: Note thrombosed veins (arrows) and adjacent necrosis (dark areas). Remember tendency of renal cell carcinoma to invade vascular structures (i.e., renal veins to IVC and out hepatic veins).
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Liver: Acute Fulminant Hepatitis
Liver: Acute Fulminant Hepatitis Acute fulminant hepatitis . COMMENT ON SPECIMENS (#25-29): These illustrate the range of changes seen in autopsy livers from patients dying from viral hepatitis (liver disease or complications therefrom): #25=a liver that is bile stained and shows dark areas of necrosis but is not as massively necrotic as #26 and #27 (these two livers probably less than 800-900 gms) and although these two do not now show the usual maroon appearance, there has been a marked loss of hepatocytes. #28 and #29 show pale nodular areas interspersed in liver parenchyma which histologically demonstrates, besides necrosis, scarring or cirrhosis (#28 less, #29 more scarring). The nodular areas actually represent attempts at regeneration of hepatocytes.
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