Urinary System pp 225-227 | Cite as

Spontaneous Renal Amyloidosis, Syrian Hamster

  • Robert M. Lewis
  • Lawrence E. Mezza
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


Affected kidneys are firm with finely irregular granular subcapsular surface. They appear gray to pale tan and may be slightly enlarged (Fig. 191). The cut surface is waxy and the corticomedullary junction may be difficult to discern (Thung 1957).Application of Lugol’s iodine to fresh tissue stains the glomeruli dark brown.


Generalized amyloidosis systemic amyloidosis 


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  • Lawrence E. Mezza

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