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Pathology of Liver Diseases

Gary C. Kanel

ISBN: 978-1-118-89503-0 March 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 384 Pages


Pathology of Liver Diseases is a rapid reference consultation tool that uses both book and online material to present a whole range of liver disorders. The book emphasizes not only the pathology seen in biopsy and surgical material, but also the most pertinent clinical and laboratory findings including epidemiology, etiologic and pathophysiologic concepts, and the differential diagnoses. Key references appear at the end of each chapter.

The book is also accompanied by a companion website:

It contains the following online material:

  • A complete Reference List.
  • A Library that contains over 860 images of the various liver diseases, which adds to over 540 images that are in the book itself
  • Additional Tables that address in detail the grading and staging of various liver diseases such as viral
    hepatitis and fatty liver diseases.
  • 140 Case Examples, which include over 420 images that demonstrate the various ways many of these disease entities clinically present.
  • A PowerPoint presentation entitled "Liver Transplantation – Surgical Procedure", which includes photographs from the operating table of the step-by-step process in liver transplantation.

Pathology of Liver Diseases provides gastroenterologists and pathologists with a multi-media, well-illustrated, and concise guide to the pathology and clinical diagnoses of liver disorders.

Related Resources

Preface vi

About the companion website viii

Chapter 1 Normal Liver 1

Chapter 2 Viral Hepatitis 24

Chapter 3 Fatty Liver Diseases 50

Chapter 4 Diseases of the Biliary Tract 72

Chapter 5 Non-Viral Infectious Diseases 95

Chapter 6 Granulomatous Hepatitis 123

Chapter 7 Autoimmune Hepatitis 131

Chapter 8 Vascular Disorders 143

Chapter 9 Genetic and Metabolic Hepatic Diseases 162

Chapter 10 Developmental Hepatobiliary Disorders and Cystic Diseases 198

Chapter 11 Drug- and Toxin-Induced Liver Diseases 215

Chapter 12 Liver Transplantation 231

Chapter 13 Hepatic Tumors, Benign 266

Chapter 14 Hepatic Tumors, Malignant 289

Chapter 15 Miscellaneous Hepatic Disorders 337

Index 354

"This is a great addition to liver pathology books. It will be extremely helpful for residents and practicing pathologists who are looking for a book on the practical approach to liver biopsy and resection specimens. The text is descriptive, yet concise and easy to read; the pictures are high quality and the picture legends are helpful in describing the pertinent microscopic details. It is highly recommended for all practicing surgical pathologists" Doody's, October 2017