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Ballooning hepatocyte

What is a ballooning hepatocyte? Hepatocytes are specialized cells that make up most of the liver. A ballooning hepatocyte is a term pathologists use to describe a damaged or dying hepatocyte. They are called ‘ballooning’ because the hepatocyte swells to several times its normal size and the body of the cell becomes clear. Ballooning hepatocytes …
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