Liver & intrahepatic bile ducts nontumor
Liver transplantation early onset graft injury
Transplantation-surgical/vascular complications (pending)

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PubMed Search: Liver transplantation complications

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Pseudopeliotic steatosis
  • Formerly called lipopeliosis
  • Steatotic hepatocytes are present in donor liver
  • Preservation injury causes their death with loss of fat
  • Fat droplets accumulate to form fat globules that histologically mimic dilated sinusoids (week 1), then are surrounded by macrophages and cleared by 3 - 4 weeks
  • Fat globules are actually outside sinusoids when collagen IV immunostaining is performed (Am J Surg Pathol 2002;26:134, J Clin Pathol 1992;45:1109)
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