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lipofuscin deposits

Sunday 8 January 2006

Definition: Lipofuscin pigment granules represent undigested material derived from intracellular lipid peroxidation.


- Lipofuscin is the "wear-and-tear" pigment of the heart. Morphologically found at the myocytes’ nuclear "poles"

- Wikimedia: intestinal melanosis


- cardiomyocytic lipofuscin deposits
- hepatocytic lipofuscin deposits
- Kupffer cells lipofuscin deposits
- lipofuscin deposits in digestive smooth muscle cells
- digestive melanosis

See also

- cellualr deposits

  • cytoplasmic deposits

- tissular deposits