College of American Pathologists

2012 — August Case of the Month

Posted August 14, 2012


CAP Foundation Online Case of the Month

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A 45-year-old man presented with jaundice, abdominal swelling due to ascites, and elevated liver function tests. He reported 1 – 2 alcoholic drinks per week and had a thin body habitus. Family history was negative for liver disease. Following diagnostic liver biopsy, he was listed for orthotopic liver transplant. A section of his explanted native liver is provided.

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  • Alcoholic cirrhosis
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Hepatitis B virus infection
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Wilson’s disease

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