From Libre Pathology
- A form of apoptosis.
- Fatty change without ballooning degeneration is steatosis.
- Typically seen in the context of obesity or alcohol.
- Central nucleus.
- "Fat cells" have peripheral nucleus.
- Cytoplasm cleared with "whisps" or cobbwebs.
- Large relative to normal hepatocyte.
- 2-3X normal size.
- The term is used only in conjunction with steatohepatitis.
- Feathery degeneration is the term used in the context of cholestasis.
- It is usually periportal.
- Feathery degeneration - has a similar morphology; however, noticeable (yellow) bile is present.
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