Cholangioma, Liver, Rat

  • Paul N. Brooks
  • Francis J. C. Roe
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY, volume 3)


The macroscopic appearance of cholangioma is variable. Usually the neoplasms are observed as raised, grayish-white areas of firm consistency. However, in the more cystic forms, cholangiomas have a spongy texture and, in the presence of appreciable associated vascular proliferation, the neoplasm is dark-red in color. Multilocular cystic forms have a more irregular surface than those in which there is no significant cyst formation.


Bile duct adenoma biliary adenoma bile duct cystadenoma biliary cystadenoma 


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  • Paul N. Brooks
  • Francis J. C. Roe

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