Table of Contents

Microscopic anatomy, basic terms, and elemental lesions.
Clinical features of liver disease.
Laboratory tests in liver disease.
Investigative imaging of the liver.
Liver diseases of childhood.
Medical genetics and biochemistry in diagnosis and management.
Histologic patterns of metabolic liver diseases.
Liver in Wilson disease.
Liver disease in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Liver disease in cystic fibrosis.
Liver disease in iron overload.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Acute viral hepatitis.
Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis c.
Chronic hepatitis : grading and staging.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection of the liver.
Nonviral infections of the liver.
Hepatic granulomas : differential diagnosis.
Hepatic sarcoidosis.
Autoimmune hepatitis and overlap syndromes.
Metabolism of drugs and xenobiotics.
Liver injury due to drugs and herbal agents.
Alcohol-induced liver disease.
Fibrocystic liver diseases.
Primary biliary cholangitis.
Primary sclerosing cholangitis.
Loss of intrahepatic bile ducts.
Intrahepatic cholestasis.
Vascular disorders of the liver.
Premalignant and early malignant hepatocellular lesions in chronic hepatitis/cirrhosis.
Benign hepatocellular tumors.
Hepatocellular carcinoma.
Benign and malignant tumors of bile ducts.
Liver tumors of childhood.
Miscellaneous liver tumors and tumor-like lesions.
Clinical aspects of liver transplantation.
Pathology of liver transplantation.
Biphenotypic primary liver carcinoma.
Regression of liver fibrosis : from myth to reality.
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