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hyalinization

 [hi″ah-lin″ĭ-za´shun]
conversion into a substance resembling glass.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·a·lin·i·za·tion

(hī'ă-lin-i-zā'shŭn),
The formation of hyalin.
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hy·a·lin·i·za·tion

(hī'ă-lin-ī-zā'shŭn)
The formation of hyalin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hy·a·lin·i·za·tion

(hī'ă-lin-ī-zā'shŭn)
The formation of hyalin.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Their special features are perivascular hyalinization, dominant stroma, and trabecular arrangement.
Recently, in a histopathological, biochemical and immunological study carried out on the gastrocnemius muscle and myotendinous junction of DGR animals, similar alterations to those observed in humans affected by muscular dystrophy were observed, such as fibrosis, hyalinization, hypertrophy, necrosis, calcification and regeneration.
Magnified picture of part of (a) shows hyalinization (b) and bone formation (c).
Subepithelial fibrous tissue revealed a zone of hyalinization (Fig.
It is also associated with irregular thinning and hyalinization of the cartilage adjacent to the cavity.
There was increased hyalinization of the papillary dermis with newly deposited collagen fibers.
On subsequent Scalpel Biopsy, lesion was confirmed as lymph node with extensive hyalinization and calcification i.e., Castleman's Disease.
The gross pathological features include a well-circumscribed lobulated or multinodular encapsulated mass with varying degrees of hyalinization. On microscopy, the cellular infiltrate is constituted by macrophage-like mononuclear cells, epithelioid histiocyte-like cells, osteoclast-like giant cells, and xanthomatous cells.
Pathologic samples (Figure 3) showed polygonal pleomorphic poorly differentiated myxoid cytoplasm with apoptosis and fibrous bands interwoven between tumor cells with extensive hyalinization positive for keratin, vimentin and p63.
Perivascular hyalinization was seen relative to the vascular spaces (figure 1, B).
A long term study on primates showed that it altered the blood glucose levels as well as the histology of pancreas showing hyalinization of pancreatic islets of langerhans8.
Rarely, the tumor may show areas of hyalinization, calcification, or myxoid change.