Mallory bodies


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Mal·lo·ry bod·ies

(mal'ŏ-rē),
large, poorly defined accumulations of eosinophilic material in the cytoplasm of damaged hepatic cells in certain forms of cirrhosis especially those due to alcoholism.
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Mal·lo·ry bod·ies

(mal'ŏr-ē bod'ēz)
Large, poorly defined accumulations of eosinophilic material in the cytoplasm of damaged hepatic cells in certain forms of cirrhosis and marked fatty change especially due to alcoholism.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Hepatocellular hyalin (Mallory bodies) in long term griseofulvin-treated mice: a new experimental model for the study of hyalin formation.
Microscopic examination of fatty livers demonstrates the presence of large and small vacuoles within hepatocytes and Kupffer cells (Figure 1).[12] Hepatic steatosis may be complicated by an inflammatory reaction with Mallory bodies encircled by neutrophils (Figure 2).[13] Mallory bodies have been demonstrated to be clumps of denatured cytokeratin filaments, located close to the nucleus in he patocytes undergoing hydropic degeneration (Figure 3).