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The internist's role in liver biopsy should be more than securing a plug of tissue and reading the pathologist's report a few days later. If the procedure is to be of maximal usefulness, the clinician must look at the slides himself, review the microscopic picture with his pathologist, and attempt to correlate the histologic findings with the clinical picture. Without this sort of cooperative approach liver biopsy specimens are more likely to be of little help or even misleading. For the internist not acquainted with the world of bile lakes, alcoholic hyaline, and balloon-cells, Dr. Shorter's 111-page atlas provides a
Liver Biopsy. An Atlas of Histologic Appearances.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:706. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-706_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):706.
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