JULIAN HOFFMAN, M.D.; JULIUS ROSENTHAL, M.D.
Abnormalities of the liver are frequently encountered both clinically and pathologically. Their clinical evaluation is complex because there is no single test adequate for the detection of all the functional abnormalities of the liver. For such study a battery of tests1 is needed, and even then a complete answer is not always obtainable, since any one function of the liver may be altered while the others may remain comparatively normal. The growing volume of literature concerning functional and diagnostic studies of the liver attests to the importance of the subject.
In recent years, liver biopsy has been employed by an
HOFFMAN J, ROSENTHAL J. THE LIVER BIOPSY: AN ANALYSIS OF PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN 75 CASES(THE LIVER BIOPSY: AN ANALYSIS OF PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN 75 CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1203–1214. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1203
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1203-1214.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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