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Ultrastructure of The Liver in Wilson’s Disease [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1989; 2(3): 193-196

Ultrastructure of The Liver in Wilson’s Disease

Alparslan Özyazıcı
From the Department of Histology-Embryology, Hacettepe University Medical Center, Ankara, Turkiye.

Ultrastrustural changes in the liver parenchymal cells were observed in the liver biopsy specimen taken from a child patient suffering from Wilson's disease which was diagnosed on the basis of laboratory and clinical grounds. A variety of peculiar degenerative changes at the level of organelles, in particular, the mitochondria have been observed in the electron microscobical examination of liver tissue. In addition, the presence of lipofuscin granules have been described in the hepatocytes as a characteristic feature.

Keywords: Wilson's disease, ultrastructural findings, mitochondria, lipofuscin granules.

Alparslan Özyazıcı. Ultrastructure of The Liver in Wilson’s Disease. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1989; 2(3): 193-196

Corresponding Author: Alparslan Özyazıcı, Türkiye

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