This book provides a quick, pattern-based reference for interpreting histologic changes in non-neoplastic liver. It is designed to guide the reader based on morphologic pattern and basic clinical information. Each chapter covers a broad but identifiable pattern of pathologic liver findings (e.g., “portal inflammation” or “steatosis”) and discusses the major disease entities that manifest as such a pattern. As liver biopsies can be complex and daunting, such an approach should improve the reader’s ability to identify a likely diagnosis or differential and to distinguish among the possible disease entities. Sample reports at the end of each chapter offer guidance on how to sign out cases.
Non-Neoplastic Liver Pathology: A Pathologist’s Survival Guide will be of value to practicing pathologists without specialized training in hepatic pathology, pathology residents and fellows trying to learn the basics of non-neoplastic liver pathology, and hepatologists interested in reviewing liver biopsies with pathologists
Raul S. GonzalezUniversity of RochesterMedical CenterDept. of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineRochester, NYUSA
Kay WashingtonVanderbilt UniversityMedical CenterDept. of Pathology, Microbiology, ImmunologyNashville, TN