Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - nontumor
Metabolic diseases

Topic Completed: 1 April 2012

Revised: 18 February 2020

Copyright: 2002-2020,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Liver galactosemia[TI]

Komal Arora, M.D.
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Cite this page: Arora K. Galactosemia. website. Accessed February 27th, 2020.
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Galactose metabolism

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Hepatocellular degeneration with focal fatty change, particularly in regenerative nodules; pseudorosettes, cholestasis, fibrosis, cirrhosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

Liver shows extensive fatty change and delicate fibrosis

Electron microscopy description
  • Cholestasis, lipid droplets, increased endoplasmic reticulum, abnormal mitochondria
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