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Gallbladder - Hyaline Droplet Accumulation

Image of hyaline droplet accumulation in the gallbladder from a male  B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Hyaline droplet accumulation in the gallbladder in a male B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study.
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Image of hyaline droplet accumulation in the gallbladder from a male  B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Hyaline droplet accumulation in the gallbladder in a male B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study (higher magnification of Figure 1).
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Image of hyaline droplet accumulation in the gallbladder from a male  B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Hyaline droplet accumulation with extracellular crystalline material in the gallbladder in a male B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study.
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Cytoplasmic inclusions of homogeneous eosinophilic hyaline-like material may be seen in older mice in intrahepatic biliary epithelial cells, as well as epithelial cells in the gallbladder ( Figure 1image opens in a pop-up window , Figure 2image opens in a pop-up window , and Figure 3image opens in a pop-up window ). In marked cases, there is hyperplasia of the glandular epithelium, and crystalline forms of the eosinophilic inclusion material may be present both intracellularly and extracellularly. The hyaline material has been identified as a chitinase-like protein of unknown function.

recommendation:

Hyaline droplet accumulation should be diagnosed and given a severity grade, and salient features should be described in the pathology narrative. Associated lesions, such as inflammation or epithelial cell degeneration, necrosis, or hyperplasia, should be diagnosed separately if sufficiently prominent.

references:

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Hsu L, Diwan B, Ward JM, Noguchi CT. 2006. Pathology of ‘‘Berkeley’’ sickle-cell mice includes gallstones, priapism. Blood 107:3414-3415.
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