ductopenia

ductopenia

 [duk″to-pe´ne-ah]
deficiency in the number of ducts, particularly bile ducts; it may be focal or generalized.

ductopenia

(duk-tō-pē'nē-ă),
Diminution in the number of ducts in an organ.
[duct + -penia]
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However, in 1982 a more severe injury characterised by progressive ductopenia was described and the term VBDS was introduced.
The histologic criteria for cGVHD include the findings of bile duct damage and/or ductopenia with infiltration of the smaller bile ducts with lymphocytes and eosinophils, portal area expansion with both lymphocytes and plasma cells and the presence of cholestasis [57,58].
In cholestatic injuries liver biopsy allows for the evaluation of the severity of the bile duct injury and any features suggesting the development of ductopenia or the 'vanishing bile duct syndrome'.