Diagnosis of Liver Disease

  • Etsuko Hashimoto
  • Paul Y. Kwo
  • Arief A. Suriawinata
  • Wilson M.S. Tsui
  • Masaki Iwai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Masaki Iwai, Takashi Kojima, Arief A. Suriawinata
    Pages 1-18
  3. Yoshio Sumida, Yoshihiro Kamada, Masaki Iwai, Paul Y. Kwo, Masashi Yoneda
    Pages 19-34
  4. Yoshinori Harada, Masaki Iwai
    Pages 35-43
  5. Seiichi Mawatari, Yoshinori Harada, Masaki Iwai, Paul Y. Kwo, Akio Ido
    Pages 45-50
  6. Paul Y. Kwo, Nimy John
    Pages 51-60
  7. Terumi Takahara, Masaki Iwai, Wilson M. S. Tsui
    Pages 61-73
  8. Etsuko Hashimoto, Masaki Iwai, Arief A. Suriawinata
    Pages 75-84
  9. Bing Ren, Arief A. Suriawinata, Masaki Iwai
    Pages 85-96
  10. Mikio Zeniya, Masaki Iwai, Arief A. Suriawinata
    Pages 97-117
  11. Masaki Iwai, Takahiro Mori, Wilson M. S. Tsui
    Pages 119-127
  12. Masahiko Koda, Tomomitsu Matono, Makiko Taniai, Masaki Iwai
    Pages 129-149
  13. Masaki Iwai, Atsushi Kitamura, Hajime Isomoto, Yutaka Horie, Wilson M. S. Tsui
    Pages 151-171
  14. Toshinori Kamisako, Masaki Iwai, Wilson M. S. Tsui
    Pages 173-181
  15. Masako Mishima, Masahiko Koda, Wilson M. S. Tsui
    Pages 183-193
  16. Masaki Iwai, Kenichi Miyoshi, Masahiko Koda, Wilson M. S. Tsui
    Pages 195-210
  17. Wilson M. S. Tsui, Takahiro Mori, Masaki Iwai
    Pages 211-233
  18. Naoshi Nishida, Ryuichi Kita, Kenichi Miyoshi, Masahiko Koda, Masaki Iwai, Arief A. Suriawinata
    Pages 235-267
  19. Louis J. Vaickus, Arief A. Suriawinata, Masaki Iwai
    Pages 269-275
  20. Hironori Haga
    Pages 277-286
  21. Masaki Iwai, Yosuke Kunishi, Arief A. Suriawinata
    Pages 287-297
  22. Etsuko Hashimoto, Paul Y. Kwo, Arief A. Suriawinata, Wilson M. S. Tsui, Masaki Iwai
    Pages C1-C1
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 299-304

About this book


This book guides practitioners in the assessment of patients with a liver problem. The emphasis is on the role of macro- and microscopic pathology in elucidating pathogenesis as well as identifying confounding features of image findings that may lead to a more elaborate differential diagnosis. If appropriate, the role of light and electron microscopic examination, along with the role of specific stains and molecular techniques, is illustrated. In addition, the concept of each liver disease is summarized briefly and its up-to-data is provided, and unresolved problems in diagnosis, treatment, and pathogenesis are clearly described.

The approach in this book is a practical one with a focus on the evaluation of illustrative cases, simultaneously demonstrating cross-sectional images (ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography), pathological findings, and peritoneoscopic images. The diagnosis and therapy are summed up in helpful tables, and association of clinical manifestations with image analysis and pathological findings is shown to be important in differential diagnosis and treatment. With the authors comprising internationally renowned experts, this book will serve as a useful source of information for medical students, physicians, internists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, and pathologists worldwide.


Drug-induced liver injury Acute hepatitis Chronic hepatitis Liver cirrhosis Alcoholic liver injury Vascular disorders in liver Hyperbilirubinemia Liver tumor Liver pathology in transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Etsuko Hashimoto
    • 1
  • Paul Y. Kwo
    • 2
  • Arief A. Suriawinata
    • 3
  • Wilson M.S. Tsui
    • 4
  • Masaki Iwai
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology & HepatologyTokyo Women’s Medical UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Gastroenterology/HepatologyStanford University School of MedicinePalo AltoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineDartmouth–Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanonUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyCaritas Medical CenterKowloon, Hong KongChina
  5. 5.Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Internal MedicineIwai ClinicKamigyo-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6805-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6806-6
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