Iron in the Liver: A Review for Surgical PathologistsTorbenson, Michael MDAdvances in Anatomic Pathology: July 2011 - Volume 18 - Issue 4 - p 306–317 doi: 10.1097/PAP.0b013e318220fba0 Review Articles Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).All figures can be viewed online in color at http://www.anatomicpathology.com. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.