Effacement (histology)

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Effacement is the shortening, or thinning, of a tissue.

It can refer to cervical effacement. It can also refer to a process occurring in podocytes in nephrotic syndrome.[1]

In histopathology, it refers to the near obliteration of a tissue, as in the normal parenchyma of tissues in the case of some cancers.


  1. ^ Wagner MC, Rhodes G, Wang E, et al. (December 2008). "Ischemic injury to kidney induces glomerular podocyte effacement and dissociation of slit diaphragm proteins Neph1 and ZO-1". J. Biol. Chem. 283 (51): 35579–89. doi:10.1074/jbc.M805507200. PMC 2602882. PMID 18922801.