hydropic degeneration

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deterioration; change from a higher to a lower form, especially change of tissue to a lower or less functionally active form. When there is chemical change of the tissue itself, it is true degeneration; when the change consists in the deposit of abnormal matter in the tissues, it is infiltration. adj., adj degen´erative.
caseous degeneration caseation (def. 2).
cerebromacular degeneration (cerebroretinal degeneration)
1. degeneration of brain cells and of the macula retinae, as occurs in tay-sachs disease.
2. any lipidosis with cerebral lesions and degeneration of the retinal macula.
colloid degeneration degeneration with conversion of the tissues into a gelatinous or gumlike material.
cystic degeneration degeneration with formation of cysts.
fatty degeneration deposit of fat globules in a tissue.
fibroid degeneration degeneration of a leiomyoma with subsequent fibrosis.
hepatolenticular degeneration Wilson's disease.
hyaline degeneration a regressive change in cells in which the cytoplasm takes on a homogeneous, glassy appearance; also used loosely to describe the histologic appearance of tissues.
hydropic degeneration a form in which the epithelial cells absorb much water.
lattice degeneration of retina a frequently bilateral, usually benign asymptomatic condition, characterized by patches of fine gray or white lines that intersect at irregular intervals in the peripheral retina, usually associated with numerous, round, punched-out areas of retinal thinning or retinal holes.
macular degeneration see macular degeneration.
macular degeneration, congenital see stargardt's disease.
macular degeneration, Stargardt's stargardt's disease.
mucoid degeneration degeneration with deposit of myelin and lecithin in the cells.
mucous degeneration degeneration with accumulation of mucus in epithelial tissues.
myofibrillar degeneration damage to selective cardiac cells when surrounding interstitial cells, nerves, and capillaries remain viable.
myxomatous degeneration mucous degeneration.
spongy degeneration of central nervous system (spongy degeneration of white matter) Canavan disease.
subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord degeneration of both the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord, producing various motor and sensory disturbances; it is due to vitamin B12 deficiency and is usually associated with pernicious anemia. Called also Lichtheim's or Putnam-Dana syndrome.
wallerian degeneration fatty degeneration of a nerve fiber that has been severed from its nutritive source.
Zenker's degeneration Zenker's necrosis.

cloud·y swell·ing

swelling of cells due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic transfer; causes an accumulation of intracellular water.

cloud·y swell·ing

(klow'dē swel'ing)
Swelling of cells due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic transfer; causes an accumulation of intracellular water.
Synonym(s): hydropic degeneration, parenchymatous degeneration.
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2-Fetal demise with hydropic degeneration of the placenta.
Hydropic Degeneration: The hepatocytes of the rabbits received MTX plus propolis showed almost hydropic degenerative cytoplasmic vacuolation similar to that seen in the animals received MTX only (Fig.
Histological hallmarks include hyperkeratosis with follicular plugging of stratum corneum but thinning and flattening of stratum malpighii with hydropic degeneration of basal cells and lymphocytic infiltrate arranged along the dermal-epidermal junction, perivascular and periappendageal structure.1
In the group treated with lead acetate, minimal to slight multifocal hydropic degeneration of basal cell layer, depending on the thinning of the epidermis, the cellular degeneration in the dermis and an increase in the number of necrotic cells was observed in sebaceous glands of the hair follicle hemorrhage.
Histologically, the only significant lesions are vacuolar hydropic degeneration and pyknosis of the epithelial cells in the distal convoluted tubes of the kidneys (PASSOS, 1983).
On microscopic examination, showed leiomyomas composed of intersecting fascicles of closely packed cells with elongated nuclei and eosinophilic cytoplasm with secondary changes of hyalinization, ossification associated with hydropic degeneration [Fig 2, 3].
Histopathology of biopsy from the lesion of right cheek showed epidermal atrophy, hydropic degeneration of the basal cell layer, perivascular and periappendageal lymphocytic infiltration, a lobular panniculitis with dense infiltrates of lymphocytes and macrophages, and focal hyalinization of the adipocytes (Figure 3 and Figure 4).
A variety of unusual growth patterns can occur in uterine leiomyomas, such as diffuse uterine leiomyomatosis, disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis, benign metastasizing leiomyoma, parasitic leiomyoma, intravascular leiomyomatosis, dissecting leiomyoma, and leiomyoma with perinodular hydropic degeneration. (1) In 1996, Roth et al (2) reported a series of 4 cases of leiomyoma characterized by remarkable extrauterine bulbous growth in continuity with a dissecting myometrial component.
There was vacuolation and hydropic degeneration in seromucous glands (Fig.