Hepatisation of the lung

Pulmonary hepatisation refers to the alteration of lung tissue such that it resembles liver tissue. It is a stage of lobar pneumonic consolidation.

Pathology

In the early stage, haemorrhagic fluid accumulates within the alveoli and gets organised resulting in a pathological appearance called "red hepatisation". Later on, fibrosis occurs in the organised exudate leading to the appearance called "gray hepatisation".

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Article information

rID: 31540
System: Chest
Tag: pm
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary hepatization
  • Hepatization of the lung
  • Hepatization of the lungs
  • Hepatisation of the lungs
  • Pulmonary hepatisation

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