Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443068034, 9781455711963

Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach

1st Edition

A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series, Expert Consult: Online and Print

Authors: Romil Saxena
eBook ISBN: 9781455711963
eBook ISBN: 9780702045592
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443068034
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 4th February 2011
Page Count: 728

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Table of Contents

 Pattern Based Approach to Diagnosis

 Section I: Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology

1. Microscopic Anatomy, Basic Terms, and Elemental Lesions

2. Immunobiology of the Liver

3. Bile Physiology and Transporter Proteins

4. Metabolism of Drugs and Xenobiotics

Section II: Clinical Features, Laboratory tests and Imaging

5. Laboratory Tests in Liver Disease

6. Clinical Features of Liver Disease

7. Investigative Imaging of the Liver

Section III: Common Liver Diseases of Childhood

8. Common Liver Diseases of Childhood

Section IV. Inherited and Metabolic Disorders

9. Medical Genetics and Biochemistry in Diagnosis and Management

10. Histologic Patterns of Metabolic Disease

11. Intrahepatic Cholestasis: Inherited Disorders

12. Wilson Disease

13. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

14. Hemachromatosis

15. Cystic Fibrosis

Section V: Infectious Diseases

16. Chronic Hepatitis: Grading and Staging

17. Hepatitis B

18. Hepatitis C

19. Acute Viral Hepatitides

20. Nonviral Infections of the Liver

21. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Section VI: Granulomatous Diseases

22. Hepatic Granulomas: Differential Diagnosis

23. Hepatic Sarcoidosis

Section VII: Drug-Induced Liver Injury

24. Liver Injury Due to Drugs and Herbal Agents

Section VIII: Disorders of the Bile Ducts

25. Fibrocystic Liver Diseases

26. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

27. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

28. Loss of Intrahepatic Bile Ducts in Adults

Section IX: Autoimmune Hepatitis

29. Autoimmune Hepatitis and Overlap Syndromes

Section X: Fatty Liver Disease

30. Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease

31. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Section XI: Vascular Disorders

32. Vascular Disorders of the Liver

Section XII: Liver Tumors and Tumor-like Lesions

33. Premalignant Hepatocellular Lesions

34. Benign Hepatocellular Tumors

35. Hepatocellular Carcinoma

36. Benign and Malignant Tumors of Bile Ducts

37. Mixed Hepatobiliary Carcinoma

38. Liver Tumors of Childhood

39. Miscellaneous Tumors and Tumor-like Lesions

Section XIII: Systemic Diseases and Diseases of Other Organs

40. Liver Pathology in Systemic Diseases and Diseases of Other Organs

Section XIV: Liver Transplantation

41. Clinical Aspects of Liver Transplantation

42. Pathology of Liver Transplantation



Practical Hepatic Pathology—a new volume in the new Pattern Recognition series—offers you a practical guide to diagnosing every challenging liver biopsy that you encounter in your daily practice. Dr. Romil Saxena presents diagnoses according to a pattern-based organization that guides you from a histological pattern of injury, through the appropriate work-up, around the pitfalls, and to the best diagnosis. Lavish, full-color images capture key hepatic pathology patterns of injury, pathognomonic features and common variations of all major liver diseases and hepatic neoplasms, while a "visual index" at the beginning of the book directs you to the exact location of in-depth diagnostic guidance. No other single source delivers the practical, hands-on information you need to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in liver biopsies.

Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable contents online at, along with a downloadable image bank.
  • Recognize the basic patterns of liver injury through an algorithmic approach and establish diagnosis by a pattern-based visual index present at the beginning of the book.
  • Evaluate and interpret biopsy samples using superb, high-quality, full-color images that illustrate pathognomonic features and common variations.
  • Get comprehensive information on major adult and childhood liver diseases, hepatic neoplasms and pre-neoplastic nodules including clinical features, laboratory tests, imaging findings and differential diagnosis.
  • Understand the pathology and practice of liver transplantation with coverage of the clinical aspects of this procedure.


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About the Authors

Romil Saxena Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN