Forty-five livers from conventionally slaughtered Holstein-Friesian steers with telangiectasis were studied by histochemical methods, immunolabelling for fibronectin, laminin and type IV collagen, and transmission electron microscopy. None of the previously described changes in telangiectasis (necrosis, hepatitis, thromboembolism, dilatation of the space of Disse by glycogen extruded from hepatocytes and reduced density of the perisinusoidal reticulin framework) were evident. Pretelangiectasis (sinusoidal dilatation) and telangiectasis (blood-filled cavities) were characterized by sinusoidal barrier alterations, leading to sinusoidal capillarization; and there was progressive formation of a true basement membrane and perisinusoidal fibrosis. Comparison of bovine liver telangiectasis and human peliosis hepatis suggests that they have a similar pathogenesis. It is suggested that a primary alteration of the sinusoidal barrier is responsible for an increased deposition of basement membrane components (fibronectin, laminin, type IV collagen) in the perisinusoidal region, and fibrosis. These are likely to render the exchange of oxygen and substrates between blood and hepatocytes more difficult and to produce haemodynamic imbalances, leading to hepatocyte atrophy and eventually to sinusoidal disruption.[...]

Pretelangiectasis and telangiectasis of the bovine liver: a morphological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study.

DELLA SALDA, Leonardo;
1998

Abstract

Forty-five livers from conventionally slaughtered Holstein-Friesian steers with telangiectasis were studied by histochemical methods, immunolabelling for fibronectin, laminin and type IV collagen, and transmission electron microscopy. None of the previously described changes in telangiectasis (necrosis, hepatitis, thromboembolism, dilatation of the space of Disse by glycogen extruded from hepatocytes and reduced density of the perisinusoidal reticulin framework) were evident. Pretelangiectasis (sinusoidal dilatation) and telangiectasis (blood-filled cavities) were characterized by sinusoidal barrier alterations, leading to sinusoidal capillarization; and there was progressive formation of a true basement membrane and perisinusoidal fibrosis. Comparison of bovine liver telangiectasis and human peliosis hepatis suggests that they have a similar pathogenesis. It is suggested that a primary alteration of the sinusoidal barrier is responsible for an increased deposition of basement membrane components (fibronectin, laminin, type IV collagen) in the perisinusoidal region, and fibrosis. These are likely to render the exchange of oxygen and substrates between blood and hepatocytes more difficult and to produce haemodynamic imbalances, leading to hepatocyte atrophy and eventually to sinusoidal disruption.[...]
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