cloudy swelling

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cloudy swelling

[′klau̇d·ē ′swel·iŋ]
(pathology)
A retrogressive change in the cytoplasm of parenchymatous cells, whereby the cell enlarges and its outline becomes irregular, with resultant swelling of the organ.
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Renal tubular epithelial cells were vacuolar and granular degeneration. Renal interstitium and vessels were unremarkable.
The hepatic tissues were examined in terms of increase in connective tissue, granular degeneration, mononuclear cell infiltration, necrotic cells and vascular congestion.
There were very largely dilated collecting tubules and ducts with granular degeneration & sloughing out of lining epithelia.