Liver Tx Topic

Figure 8. This biopsy was taken within several hours after reperfusion in the recipient. Note the presence of periportal hemorrhage, and a small rim of hepatocytes undergoing coagulative-type necrosis, in which the eosin stain is lighter than in the surrounding, more viable hepatocytes. This can be a particularly worrisome finding in a "post-reperfusion" biopsy, taken within minutes to hours after complete restoration of the hepatic blood flow.

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