Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas



Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas


Mari Mino-Kenudson, MD









This pancreas from a 32-year-old CF patient demonstrates complete replacement of the parenchyma by fat. Note the overall architecture of the pancreas is well-maintained.






At the advanced stage, total atrophy of the exocrine portion of the pancreas may occur, leaving only the islets image within a fibrofatty stroma.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)


Synonyms



  • Mucoviscidosis


Definitions



  • Autosomal recessive disease affecting fluid secretion in exocrine glands and epithelial lining of respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Cystic Fibrosis Gene

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas
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