Fatty liver and sudden death. A review.

  title={Fatty liver and sudden death. A review.},
  author={Brad Randall},
  journal={Human pathology},
  volume={11 2},
Alcoholism is associated with increased mortality from violent and nonviolent causes. The increase in nonviolent deaths is usually ascribed, at least in part, to "cirrhosis." In the majority of these deaths this implies fatty liver rather than true Laennec's cirrhosis. Studies of sudden nonviolent deaths illustrate the largely unrecognized and frequent occurrence of sudden death with autopsy findings limited solely to fatty liver. The mechanism(s) of these sudden fatty liver deaths is unknown… CONTINUE READING


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