Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Benign tumors / conditions
Juvenile xanthogranuloma

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 November 2017, last major update February 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Juvenile xanthogranuloma[TIAB] liver

Cite this page: Jain, D. Juvenile xanthogranuloma. website. Accessed October 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Predominantly portal infiltrate spilling over into the adjacent lobule but sparing the biliary tree
  • Spindle cells mixed with mononuclear cells or forming short fascicles
  • Diffuse giant cell transformation; may have Touton giant cells
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Negative stains