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Alcoholic Liver Disease
Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Alcoholic liver disease (ALD)
          • Definitions

            • Hepatocyte injury and inflammation resulting from chronic alcohol consumption

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Liangpunsakul S et al: The alcoholic hepatitis histologic score: structured prognostic biopsy evaluation comes to alcoholic hepatitis. Gastroenterology. 146(5):1156-8, 2014
                                      2. Stickel F et al: Genetic determinants of alcoholic liver disease. Gut. 61(1):150-9, 2012
                                      3. Gao B et al: Alcoholic liver disease: pathogenesis and new therapeutic targets. Gastroenterology. 141(5):1572-85, 2011
                                      4. Reeder SB et al: Quantitative assessment of liver fat with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 34(4):729-49, 2011
                                      5. Boll DT et al: Diffuse liver disease: strategies for hepatic CT and MR imaging. Radiographics. 29(6):1591-614, 2009
                                      6. Bahl M et al: Liver steatosis: investigation of opposed-phase T1-weighted liver MR signal intensity loss and visceral fat measurement as biomarkers. Radiology. 249(1):160-6, 2008
                                      7. Hamer OW et al: Imaging features of perivascular fatty infiltration of the liver: initial observations. Radiology. 237(1):159-69, 2005
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Abbreviations

                                                • Alcoholic liver disease (ALD)
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Hepatocyte injury and inflammation resulting from chronic alcohol consumption

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Liangpunsakul S et al: The alcoholic hepatitis histologic score: structured prognostic biopsy evaluation comes to alcoholic hepatitis. Gastroenterology. 146(5):1156-8, 2014
                                                                          2. Stickel F et al: Genetic determinants of alcoholic liver disease. Gut. 61(1):150-9, 2012
                                                                          3. Gao B et al: Alcoholic liver disease: pathogenesis and new therapeutic targets. Gastroenterology. 141(5):1572-85, 2011
                                                                          4. Reeder SB et al: Quantitative assessment of liver fat with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 34(4):729-49, 2011
                                                                          5. Boll DT et al: Diffuse liver disease: strategies for hepatic CT and MR imaging. Radiographics. 29(6):1591-614, 2009
                                                                          6. Bahl M et al: Liver steatosis: investigation of opposed-phase T1-weighted liver MR signal intensity loss and visceral fat measurement as biomarkers. Radiology. 249(1):160-6, 2008
                                                                          7. Hamer OW et al: Imaging features of perivascular fatty infiltration of the liver: initial observations. Radiology. 237(1):159-69, 2005