Hepatocellular ballooning in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: the pathologist's perspective.

  title={Hepatocellular ballooning in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: the pathologist's perspective.},
  author={Carolin Lackner},
  journal={Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  volume={5 2},
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an important complication of the metabolic syndrome. The increasing prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is paralleled by an increasing prevalence of NAFLD, which has become one of the most common chronic liver diseases. NAFLD comprises a morphological spectrum ranging from nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL), characterized by accumulation of fat in hepatocytes, to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The key histological features of NASH accepted by most… CONTINUE READING
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