Calcification

This topic covers the concept of Calcification. In this, I cover both well known types of calcification, including dystrophic and metastatic calcifications, and also talk about calcium related pathologies such as Gamma-Gandy Bodies, Psammoma Bodies, Hypercalcemia, and Calcification related conditions such as Calcific Aortic Stenosis, Heterotrophic Ossification, Calcinosis Cutis, Monckeberg’s arteriosclerosis among others. Hope you guys enjoy! Continue reading Calcification

Pathologic Cell Injury and Cell Death II – Necrosis

This is the second post in the series: Pathologic Cell Injury and Cell Death. This topic, Necrosis, involves cell death that is done unintentionally by the cell. I will talk about all the different mechanisms of necrosis, pyknosis and its variants, and the different morphological types of necrosis, including Coagulation, Liquefactive, Fat, Caseous, Fibrinoid, Gangrenous and Avascular. Continue reading Pathologic Cell Injury and Cell Death II – Necrosis

Pathologic Cell Injury and Cell Death I – Mechanism of Reversible Cell Injuries

This topic is Part 1 of a 4 Part Series. The first topic, Reversible Cell Injury, covers the physiology and pathology of reversible cell injuries, and what happens to a cell when a cell is unable to adapt to the stresses of the environment. I will discuss histological changes in cells, Cellular Swelling and Steatosis. Continue reading Pathologic Cell Injury and Cell Death I – Mechanism of Reversible Cell Injuries