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Liver

  • Derek C. Allen
  • R. Iain Cameron
  • Maurice B. Loughrey
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Abstract

This chapter outlines the anatomy, clinical presentation, and relevant clinical investigations. Details of both non-neoplastic and neoplastic pathological conditions affecting this organ site are given. Clinical considerations in obtaining the diagnostic biopsy and therapeutic resection specimens are outlined, with details of their handling and dissection in the histopathology laboratory. This is correlated with relevant histopathology reports, giving summary core prognostic and patient management items. Current WHO and TNM classifications are referenced.

Keywords

Hepatic Artery Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Needle Core Biopsy Hydatid Cyst 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek C. Allen
    • 1
  • R. Iain Cameron
    • 2
  • Maurice B. Loughrey
    • 3
  1. 1.Histopathology LaboratoryBelfast City Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care TrustBelfastUK
  2. 2.Histopathology LaboratoryAltnagelvin Hospital, Western Health and Social Care TrustLondonderryUK
  3. 3.Histopathology LaboratoryInstitute of Pathology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care TrustBelfastUK

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