caseation necrosis


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ca·se·ous ne·cro·sis

, caseation necrosis
necrosis characteristic of certain inflammations (for example, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis), which represents necrosis with loss of separate structures of the various cellular and histologic elements; affected tissue manifests the friable, crumbly consistency and dull, opaque quality observed in cheese.

caseation necrosis

Etymology: L, caseus, cheese; Gk, nekros, dead, osis, condition

ca·se·ous ne·cro·sis

, caseation necrosis (kā'sē-ŭs nĕ-krō'sis, kā-sē-ā'shŭn)
Necrosis characteristic of certain inflammations (e.g., tuberculosis, histoplasmosis); affected tissue manifests the friable, crumbly consistency and dull, opaque quality observed in cheese.
Synonym(s): caseous degeneration.

ca·se·ous ne·cro·sis

, caseation necrosis (kā'sē-ŭs nĕ-krō'sis, kā-sē-ā'shŭn)
Necrosis characteristic of some inflammations; affected tissue manifests the crumbly consistency and dull opaque quality of cheese. Also called caseous degeneration.
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In CT investigation, mediastinal lymph node was typically seen with a central hypodense area corresponding to caseation necrosis and ring enhancement after contrast administration (2) (Figure 2).
proliferans, and, most notably, extensive caseation necrosis typical of mycobacterial infection.