Chronic Rejection



Chronic Rejection


Matthew M. Yeh, MD, PhD









A portal tract in a case of chronic ductopenic rejection contains a hepatic artery image and portal vein image but no interlobular bile duct.






A medium-sized muscular artery shows intimal foam cell arteriopathy image in chronic rejection.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Chronic rejection (CR)


Synonyms



  • Ductopenic rejection


Definitions



  • Presents in 2 forms



    • Obliterative (foam cell) arteriopathy



      • Only seen in large- and medium-sized arteries


    • Bile duct loss



      • Most common finding in allograft biopsy

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Chronic Rejection
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