Pathology of hepatic iron overload.

  title={Pathology of hepatic iron overload.},
  author={Elizabeth M. Brunt},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  volume={25 4},
The role of liver biopsy in all chronic liver diseases continues to evolve with the emergence of new laboratory and imaging tests. However, the value of histologic examination for fibrosis, parenchymal architectural remodeling, and possible concurrent disease remains relatively unchallenged, including in patients with suspected iron overload. In addition, only histologic evaluation allows detailed analysis of cellular and acinar localization of iron. Routine use of an iron stain for all liver… CONTINUE READING
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