Liver tumor

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Tissue sampling

  • Liver biopsy
  • Autopsy: Further information: Autopsy

Gross examination

Note the following:[1]

  • Whether the tumor is sell demarcated from surrounding tissue
  • Whether there is visible infiltration or invasion into surrounding tissue
  • Any necrosis or bleeding

Microscopic evaluation

Liver tumor types by relative incidence in adults in the United States.[2]

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common diagnosis for liver tumors,[2] so start by looking for characteristics thereof:

Hepatocellular carcinoma:

Further information: Evaluation of suspected malignancies

Notes

  1. For a full list of contributors, see article history. Creators of images are attributed at the image description pages, seen by clicking on the images. See Patholines:Authorship for details.

References

  1. . General oncology. Amboss. Retrieved on 2020-01-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Table 37.2 in: Sternberg, Stephen (2012). Sternberg's diagnostic surgical pathology . Place of publication not identified: LWW. ISBN 978-1-4511-5289-0. OCLC 953861627.