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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: what's new under the microscope?

Abstract

Pathologist's observations have remained central to the evolution of the field of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even with the advent of increasingly effective non-invasive markers of advanced fibrosis. As the field matures, the role of pathology has also shifted from being largely descriptive to being confirmatory and diagnostic, as well as providing semi-quantitative evaluation of specific findings, particularly in therapeutic interventional trials. Some newly appreciated histopathological findings will be discussed in this review.

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • liver pathology
  • liver biopsy
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