The pathology of the liver: an ultrastructural approach

  • K. Tanikawa


Ultrastructural studies have become extremely important in the field of pathology, especially in combination with histochemical or histoimmunological techniques. In addition to experimental studies on the liver, various human liver diseases have been investigated extensively at the ultrastructural level, thanks to the relatively easy technique of liver biopsy. In this chapter, the fine structural changes encountered in human liver pathology are described, with special reference to pathogenesis and clinical manifestations. Possible diagnostic applications are also discussed.


Kupffer Cell Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Intrahepatic Cholestasis Bile Canaliculus Canalicular Membrane 
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