HISTOPATHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF LIVER LESIONS IN AUTOPSY EXAMINATION- A HOSPITAL-BASED STUDY
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Ratan Konjengbam, Anupama Devi Khuraijam, Jaya Ningthoujam, Kaushik Debnath
2017 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND Liver is the main site of various primary and secondary diseases including variety of external agents. Most of the chronic liver diseases remained asymptomatic even in the late stage. In apparently healthy persons, many liver lesions are detected incidentally following a postmortem examination. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study was done for a period of 5 years in a tertiary hospital to evaluate the histopathological profile of liver specimen in autopsy examination. Haematoxylin
more » ... ation. Haematoxylin and Eosin sections of liver specimen were studied. A total of 352 samples were evaluated with male predominates the female sex in the ratio of 5.2:1. RESULTS The most common lesion was fatty liver (19%) followed by cirrhosis (11.8%), venous congestion (11.5%), portal triaditis (10.9%), chronic hepatitis (6.2%), granulomatous hepatitis (2.1%), autolysis (16%) and others (0.96%). Liver finding was normal in 14% of the cases. CONCLUSION Silent liver diseases are a quite regular finding in autopsy cases and thereby may implicate a common occurrence in general population. Autopsy examination of liver is a must for detection of silent liver diseases like fatty change, cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2017/631 fatcat:bkwn2cxiujffvjbkmmmewyhp2e