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

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

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