Pathology of NAFLD

Elizabeth M. Brunt, David E. Kleiner

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5 Scopus citations


Liver biopsy evaluation remains critical in NAFLD for diagnosis, scientific evaluation, and clinical trials. Histologic features and overall patterns of injury may vary depending on the type of fatty liver disease, the stage of progression, and, often, the subject's age. In this review, technical and microscopic details of liver biopsy in NAFLD are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNon-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Guide
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780470673171
StatePublished - Mar 8 2013


  • Ballooning
  • Grading and staging
  • Macrovesicular
  • Microvesicular
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Steatosis


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