Ballooning degeneration

Ballooning degeneration

Ballooning degeneration of hepatocytes

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  • Type of hepatocyte death
  • Form of apoptosis
  • Seen in hepatocytes infected with certain viruses
  • characterised by increase in cell size (ballooning) with wispy/cobweb like cytoplasm, cytoplasmic vacuolation, pyknotic nucleus

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