Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - nontumor
Metabolic diseases
Zellweger syndrome

Author: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 October 2017, last major update April 2012

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PubMed Search: Liver Zellweger syndrome[TI]

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Definition / general
  • Defect peroxisomes, causes accumulation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA)
  • Rare, occurs in 1 per 50,000 - 100,000 births
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nonspecific changes of hepatocyte degeneration
Electron microscopy description
  • No peroxisomes
Electron microscopy images

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Severe parenchymatic
destruction and
cholestasis; no
peroxisomes present