E-ISSN 2146-3077
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Morphological and Histopathological Examination of Liver Damage Caused by Dicrocoelium dendriticum in Sheep Livers
1 Fırat Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı  
2 Fırat Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Elazığ  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2004; 28: 189-191

Key Words: Dicrocoelium dendriticum, Histopathology
Abstract

This morphological and histopathological study was undertaken to determine liver damage caused by Dicrocoelium dendriticum in severely infected sheep. The liver was sclerotic and many bile ducts that were yellowish-white in color were found on visceral and parietal surfaces. The bile ducts were quite thickened and obvious in the sectioned surface of the liver. Diffuse cholangiohepatitis was seen in the liver during the microscopic examination. As a result, it was determined that severe D. dendriticum infection can be a cause of early cirrhotic change. 

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