A 50-year-old man was admitted to the clinic because of increasing pains heated under the right costal arch; the pains occurred primarily during respiration and movement. Hepatitis and alcohol abuse were not mentioned in his medical history. One year earlier his gallbladder had been removed for cholelithiasis, at which time he had had no icterus. On the latest admittance, spider nevi were found on the skin of the back and chest. The enlarged liver extended below the arch of the ribs by a palm width. Its surface was solid and sharp edged. From laboratory data the values for white cells and serum bilirubin showed a slight increase. Percutaneous blind needle biopsy was performed to clarify the nature of the liver disorder.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Structural Biology