hepatization


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hepatization

[‚hep·əd·ə′zā·shən]
(pathology)
The conversion of tissue into a liverlike substance, as of the lungs during the exudative stage of pneumonia.
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Caption: Figure 6: Postmortem finding: hepatization of the lung.
Animal number Severity/stage of pneumonia 1 ++ 2 +++ 3 + 4 ++++ 5 ++++ 6 +++ 7 +++ 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + + = normal, ++ = congestion, +++ = consolidation, ++++ = grey hepatization, and +++++ = resolution.
Further observation showed that lung samples tend to have a combination of two or more lesions like lung showing gray hepatization (Plate 4) with areas of consolidation (Plate 1), and edematous lung with areas of atelectasis (Plate2).
Gross pathologic lesions were localized exclusively to the lung, where severe pleuropneumonia with partial hepatization was observed (Figure, panel A).