Biopsy Interpretation of the Liver

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004 - Medical - 442 pages
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This new volume in the Biopsy Interpretation Series offers clear guidelines to help readers recognize and diagnose a full spectrum of liver disorders with speed, confidence, and accuracy. It begins with the basics—technical considerations, liver anatomy, and examination methods—then provides essential guidelines for recognizing and assessing specific hepatic conditions, such as hepatitis, toxic liver disease, bile duct disorders, and cirrhosis. Coverage also includes a timely discussion on liver transplantation...and speculations on the future of the liver biopsy.

A bound-in CD-ROM contains over 500 full-color images.

 

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Contents

A Brief History of Liver Biopsy
1
Indications for Liver Biopsy
3
Technical Considerations
11
Anatomic Considerations
23
Examination of the Liver Biopsy
30
Embryology and Developmental Considerations
42
Nonspecific Reactions of the Liver
53
Acute Viral Hepatitis
61
Small Bile Duct Disorders
196
Large Bile Duct Disorders
207
Vascular Disorders
216
Cirrhosis Hepatic Fibrosis and Noncirrhotic Portal Hypertension
228
Noncirrhotic Portal Hypertension
239
The Liver in Systemic Disorders
242
Bacterial Spirochetal Rickettsial Chlamydial Protozoal and Helminthic Causes of Hepatitis
269
Benign Tumors and TumorLike Conditions
281

Chronic Hepatitis Chronic Necroinflammatory Disease of the Liver
83
Autoimmune Hepatitis and Related Disorders
98
Effects of Drugs and Toxins on the Liver
111
Granulomas
125
Alcoholic Liver Disease
134
Metabolic Disorders
150
Hemochromatosis and Other IronRelated Disorders
177
Wilson Disease and Indian Childhood Cirrhosis
187
Primary and Metastatic Malignant Tumors of the Liver
305
Transplantation Pathology
335
Evaluation of Cholestasis
358
Common Liver Biopsy Problems
370
Electronic Figures
379
Subject Index
413
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Stephen A. Geller is Professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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