Gelatinous transformation

Gelatinous transformation is characterized by fat cell atrophy, focal loss of hematopoietic cells, and deposition of extracellular gelatinous substances.This finding represents a marker of underlying severe disease e.g. anorexia nervosa, acute febrile states, and AIDS in younger ages (<40 years), alcoholism and lymphomas in middle ages, and carcinomas, lymphomas, and chronic heart failure in older ages (>60 years)