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Image Number 30 - Kidney, hyaline change

Hyaline change is any change that results in a glassy, pink homogenous staining of the tissue. It is almost always associated with the accumulation of a protein in the tissue - e.g. amyloid. In this slide, the tubular epithelial cells are pink and glassy. This condition is seen in protein losing nephropathies such as the nephrotic syndrome in which the kidney attempts to re-absorb the excessive quantities of filtered proteins.

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