Liver Pathology:
Translating a World of Colors into Clinically Relevant Pathology Reports

January 24-26, 2019

Available Credits 17 CME, 17 SAM

Course Description

The microscopic pattern of liver biopsies for non-neoplastic diseases has changed with increasing emphasis on steatohepatitis, fibrosis regression and drug-induced liver disease. The reasons for these changes (based on consultative cases at several large medical centers) include classification of an hepatic pattern of injury, primary biliary cholangitis, fatty liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, etiology of cirrhosis and transplant pathology (unpublished data). Among the neoplastic cases, hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma/metastatic adenocarcinoma and hepatocellular adenoma are the leading areas that cause problems in diagnosis for practicing pathologists. Advances in radiologic techniques facilitate targeting smaller lesions, necessitating judicious use of immunohistochemistry. In the last few years, characteristic molecular changes have been described in a variety of liver tumors and are increasingly being used for diagnosis. Take advantage of this fantastic mentoring opportunity to study liver interactively with experts who can improve your performance and enhance your practice. You should consider taking this course in contiguity with Twists and Turns of Problematic GI Pathology and How to Find Your Way Out!, directed by Dr. Gregory Y. Lauwers, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center/University of South Florida, January 27-30, 2019.

Course Objectives

      Formulate pattern diagnosis for hepatitis and biliary diseases, and narrow the
        differential diagnosis based on clinical features
      Recognize liver infections and common features of liver involvement in
        systemic diseases
      Obtain appropriate immunohistochemical stains for focal nodular hyperplasia,
        hepatocellular adenoma and hepatocellular carcinoma
      Distinguish benign and malignant biliary proliferations on biopsies and frozen sections


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