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Iron in the Liver: A Review for Surgical Pathologists

Torbenson, Michael MD

Advances in Anatomic Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAP.0b013e318220fba0
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Abstract

There has been a large increase in data on the genetic causes of iron accumulation. In addition, there is a growing body of literature on the significance of iron in liver biopsy specimens obtained for staging and grading chronic liver disease. In this review, the current literature is discussed with a focus on aspects that are most relevant to the practice of surgical pathology.

Author Information

Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Disclosure: The author has nothing to disclose.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Michael Torbenson, MD, Department of Pathology, Room B314, 1503 E. Jefferson, Bond Street Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231 (e-mail: mtorben@jhmi.edu).All figures can be viewed online in color at http://www.anatomicpathology.com.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.