obliterative phlebitis


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obliterative phlebitis

[əblit′ərətiv′]
Etymology: L, obliterare, to efface; Gk, phleps, vein, itis, inflammation
a form of phlebitis in which the inflammation results in permanent closure of the vessel. Also called adhesive phlebitis.

obliterative phlebitis

Phlebitis in which the lumen of a vein becomes permanently closed.
See also: phlebitis
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19] The histopathological features of the organs affected by IgG4-related systemic disease are similar, with characteristic findings including dense lymphoplasmacytic inflammation, sclerosis, periductal inflammation, acinar atrophy, inflammatory pseudotumors of the involved organ, and obliterative phlebitis.
The presence of storiform fibrosis and a dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate is highly suggestive of IgG4-related disease; however, obliterative phlebitis is seldom identified on a needle biopsy.
The right coronary artery (RCA) displayed a tumorous lesion consisting of severe inflammation and thickening of the adventitia with obliterative phlebitis of venous branches, sclerosing inflammation of the media, and an increased infiltrate of IgG4-positive plasma cells by immunohistochemistry.
Proposed characteristic morphologic features include an increased number of IgG4-positive plasma cells (more than 50/HPF), an increase in the ratio of IgG4:IgG plasma cells of greater than 40%, and obliterative phlebitis.