Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: an emerging pathological spectrum

  title={Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: an emerging pathological spectrum},
  author={E. Zafrani},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
  • E. Zafrani
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Virchows Archiv
  • The spectrum of pathological lesions observed in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is wide and strongly resembles that of alcohol-induced liver disease. It ranges from fatty liver to steatohepatitis, progressive fibrosis and cirrhosis. Hepatocellular carcinoma is a possible complication of NAFLD, but whether it is related to frequently associated metabolic disorders (e.g., overweight, diabetes) or to underlying cirrhosis is unclear. This disease is the result of a multi-factorial… CONTINUE READING
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