Release Date: Jun 2019
CC: PC, MK, PBL, SBP
Deepa T. Patil, MD
Associate Pathologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the spectrum of normal histologic findings and separate them from pathologic conditions that result in a near-normal-looking liver biopsy.
- Develop a systematic approach and develop a differential diagnosis for these specific pathologic conditions.
- Understand the use of special stains in evaluating these entities.
- Generate a succinct report using standard terminology.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Fellows, Residents, Students
Correlation of biopsy findings with serologic and clinical information is an important component of liver biopsy interpretation. In some instances, the clinical data suggests a pathologic process but the biopsy reveals very minimal findings, or appears “almost completely normal.” There is very limited literature on how to assess a nearly normal liver biopsy. Following a brief review of the spectrum of normal histologic findings, this webcast course will use a case-based approach to highlight entities that can be easily missed, but have a significant clinical impact. These cases have been collated from consultation practice as well as routine sign-outs. The case discussions will not only include a systematic approach to diagnosing these entities and their differential diagnoses, but will also detail the use of special stains and ancillary studies in these specific scenarios. Lastly, the course will provide tools that will help the participants generate a succinct report using standard terminology.