Medical Liver- Steatotic Pattern

Special thanks to my GI attending, Dr. Jessica Tracht, for her awesome tips!

(Pictures/examples to come shortly)


"Fatty Liver Disease"

Steatosis is often referred to as "fatty liver" and can be seen in medical liver biopsies. Steatohepatitis (as the name implies) refers to a fatty liver (STEATO-) also with inflammation of the liver parenchyma (-HEPATITIS). Patients with steatohepatitis often have falsely elevated autoimmune serologies and are often being biopsied for that reason.


Steatosis and steatohepatitis can be caused by:

  • ASH (alcohol)

  • NASH (obesity)