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Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach

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


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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.

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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.

Published Reviews

    "This 728-page overview of liver pathology is an outstanding, state-of-the-art book on hepatic pathology. The book has organized a wealth of information in a simplified manner. It is a well-written, comprehensive textbook, providing up-to-date information on liver pathology with a realistic approach to diagnosis of common as well as tricky and challenging cases. Accompanying high-quality photomicrographs, illustrations, tables, and boxes complement the text throughout and provide an excellent visual guide. As the book truly emphasizes, "No other single source delivers the practical, hands on information you need to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in liver biopsies." It is recommended for pathologists in training, gastrointestinal and liver pathology fellows, practicing pathologists, both in academic practice and in community practice, and other clinicians who are interested in liver diseases." ~Dipti Mahajan, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Author Information

    By Romil Saxena, MD, FRCPath, Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

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Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach
  • Expert Consult
  • Reference
  • 728 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 13/16 X 11 3/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06803-4
  • Copyright: 2011