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  • Piecemeal necrosis


    Sclerotic piecemeal necrosis of the tip of the thumb in a patient with scleroderma.Piecemeal necrosis generally refers to a necrosis that occurs in fragments. Piecemeal necrosis in liver aka interface hepatitis is necrosis of the limiting plates. It may be identified as actual necrosis of cells or by irregularity of the limiting plates which is caused IOS's hepatocytes and replacement with inflammatory cells and/or fibrosis.

  • Steatohepatitis


    Steatohepatitis is a type of fatty liver disease, characterized by inflammation of the liver with concurrent fat accumulation in liver. Mere deposition of fat in the liver is termed steatosis, and together these constitute fatty liver changes. There are two main types of fatty liver disease: alcohol-related fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Risk factors for NAFLD include diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. When inflammation is present it is referred to as alcoholic steatohepatitis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Steatohepatitis of either cause may progress to cirrhosis, and NASH is now believed to be a frequent cause of unexplained cirrhosis (at least in Western societies). NASH is also associated with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency. The word is from steato-, meaning "fat" and hepatitis, meaning "inflammation of the liver".

  • List of hepato-biliary diseases


    Hepato-biliary diseases include liver diseases and biliary diseases. Their study is known as hepatology.

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