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Liquefactive necrosis

Liquefactive necrosis is a form of necrosis where there is transformation of the tissue into a liquid viscous mass.


In liquefactive necrosis, the affected cell is completely digested by hydrolytic enzymes leading to a soft, circumscribed lesion which can consist fluid with remains of necrotic tissue or pus. 


It can commonly be associated with infection dependent on the site of involvement


Reported organs include

  • lung
    • a lung abscess if considered a form of liquefactive necrosis
  • brain 3
  • spleen 2
  • pancreas 1

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