Hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis in the Fontan circulation: a detailed morphological study.

@article{Kendall2008HepaticFA,
  title={Hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis in the Fontan circulation: a detailed morphological study.},
  author={Todd J Kendall and Brian Stedman and Nigel Hacking and Marcus Haw and Joseph J Vettukattill and Anthony P. Salmon and Richard Cope and Nick Sheron and Harry Millward-Sadler and Gruschen R. Veldtman and John Peter Iredale},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={504-8}
}
AIMS To describe the histological features of the liver in patients with a Fontan circulation. METHODS Specimens from liver biopsies carried out as part of preoperative assessment prior to extracardiac cavopulmonary conversion of an older style Fontan were examined and scored semi-quantitatively for pertinent histological features. To support the use of the scoring, biopsy specimens were also ranked by eye for severity to allow correlation with assigned scores. RESULTS Liver biopsy… CONTINUE READING
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