GASTROENTEROLOGY

Cytopathology of the Liver

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Cytopathology of the Liver Yajue Huang, MD Andrea Jones, MD Michael Rivera, MD 22.1 INTRODUCTION Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a commonly used approach to determine the nature of a…

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Imaging of Liver Tumors

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Imaging of Liver Tumors Michael L. Wells, MD Sudhakar K. Venkatesh, MD Radiologic evaluation represents a critical component of liver tumor detection and characterization. After discovery of a liver mass,…

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Molecular Genetics of Liver Diseases

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Molecular Genetics of Liver Diseases Rondell P. Graham, MBBS 23.1 INTRODUCTION Molecular techniques are increasingly used in the characterization of diseases and specimens in clinical practice and research. These scientific…

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Drug Effects

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Drug Effects Michael S. Torbenson, MD 15.1 OVERVIEW The acronym DILI, which stands for “drug-induced liver injury”, is commonly used in the literature on drug reactions. In the United States,…

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Iron Overload and Liver Pathology

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Iron Overload and Liver Pathology Vishal S. Chandan, MD Michael S. Torbenson, MD 17.1 INTRODUCTION The medical community has recognized that iron accumulation causes liver disease for several hundred years,…

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Pediatric Cholestatic Liver Disease

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Pediatric Cholestatic Liver Disease Marcela Salomao, MD 14.1 INTRODUCTION Pediatric cholestatic liver diseases are a heterogeneous group of illnesses, including infections, metabolic disorders, congenital malformations, and many others.1 Liver biopsy…

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Autoimmune Hepatitis

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Autoimmune Hepatitis Rish K. Pai, MD, PhD 12.1 INTRODUCTION Autoimmune hepatitis is defined as an unresolving hepatitis characterized by an aberrant immune response against self-liver antigens. This aberrant immune response…

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