Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 325–327

Hepatic morphology in obesity

  • Salah M. Nasrallah
  • Charles E. WillsJr
  • John T. Galambos
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01308373

Cite this article as:
Nasrallah, S.M., Wills, C.E. & Galambos, J.T. Digest Dis Sci (1981) 26: 325. doi:10.1007/BF01308373

Abstract

Changes in hepatic morphology were evaluated in 242 consecutive liver biopsy specimens obtained from nonalcoholic obese subjects. Steatosis occurred in 59.7% of the subjects but was moderate to severe in 28.7%. An alcoholic hepatitis-like picture was present in 8.7% and cirrhosis in 2.7%. Fibrosis of mild and moderate degrees was encountered in 26.1% and 5.8%, respectively. This study indicates that the histopathological changes that occur in the livers of obese subjects are similar to alcoholic liver injury.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salah M. Nasrallah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Charles E. WillsJr
    • 1
    • 2
  • John T. Galambos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive DiseasesEmory University School of MedicineAtlanta
  2. 2.the Medical GI ServiceGrady Memorial HospitalAtlanta