caseation necrosis


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caseation necrosis

[‚kas·ē′ā·shən nə′krō·səs]
(pathology)
Tissue death involving loss of cellular integrity with the consequent conversion to a cheeselike substance; typical in tuberculosis.
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Tuberculomas have a central zone of caseation necrosis surrounded by a capsule containing few bacilli.
This revealed miliary tuberculosis with diffuse granulomatous disease, caseation necrosis, and acid fast organisms identified at multi-organ sites including the liver, lungs, kidneys and adrenal glands.
Neither caseation necrosis nor mitotic figures were identified.
Pathologic findings showed granulomatous inflammation with caseation necrosis, foreign body-type giant cells, and proliferative endarteritis with vascular occlusions.