Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: pathologic features and differential diagnosis

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Abstract

The worldwide epidemic of obesity has raised the awareness of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) from that of a curiosity to one of a potentially progressive liver disease with risk for cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. This overview is focused on the histopathology of the spectrum of fatty liver disease, and discusses the role of liver biopsy, differential diagnoses, and new techniques in development. When pertinent, pathophysiology of this metabolic liver disease and recent treatment considerations have been mentioned as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-338
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

Keywords

  • Fatty liver disease
  • Nonalcoholic
  • Steatohepatitis

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