Flashcards in Pathology Lab Inflammation PDF Deck (20)
What is pitting edema?
when you press into the skin, like on the lower extremity & see it leave a depression in the soft tissue
What are effusions? What are the 2 types?
collection of fluid in a body cavity
**transudate: fluid that leaves b.v. w/o protein & bunches of cells
**exudate: fluid that leaves the b.v. w/ protein & goodies
What does a serous effusion look like?
a transudate w/ mainly fluid & not many or any cells
What does a serosanguinous effusion look like?
effusion w/ RBCs
hemorrhage likely occurred
What does a fibrinous effusion look like?
this includes fibrin strands
**could be seen in fibrinous pericarditis
**looks like stringy pink things.
What is a purulent effusion? What else is this called?
consists of many neutrophils
also called empyema when it is in the pleural space
What would a chylous peritoneal effusion look like?
milky white fluid in the peritoneal cavity
due to blocking of lymphatic drainage
What is the most common abscess?
the pimple on the face of a teenager
T/F A result of inflammation is ulceration.
What are the cells most often seen in chronic inflammation?
lymphocytes, plasma cells, macrophages
Viruses more often lead to what type of inflammation?
What are some examples of mixed acute & chronic inflammation?
acute & chronic cholecystitis
acute & chronic cervitis
When you are healing from inflammation...a lot of times you cause growth of more capillaries & fibroblasts. What type of tissue will this help form?
What types of inflammatory cells does granulation tissue typically have?
mainly mononuclear cells
some neutrophils may be present
What are adhesions?
thin bands of collagenous CT connecting tissues, could cause abnormal positioning of organs
**forms b/c of resolution of inflammation
A chest radiograph of a pt w/ TB is often called: _______. Why?
**b/c of localized areas of granulomas
**they are sorta circular & might have a giant cell w/ the bad guy eaten up.
Granulomatous inflammation usu includes which cell types?
perhaps some neutrophils
Describe the structure of giant cells.
nuclei lined up around the periphery of the cell
pink epitheloid macrophages fill most of the granuloma
Describe the structure of epitheloid macrophages in the granuloma.
they have lots of pink cytoplasm
their nuclei are long & stringy