(Special thanks to my GI attending, Dr. Jessica Tracht, for these awesome tips)
(Examples/pictures coming soon)
Clinical History & Radiology Findings
These are usually pretty end stage livers and there might not necessarily be great features of the etiology that caused the cirrhosis. Examples of changes include:
-NASH/ASH can burn out and have no fat left
-HCV is usually treated now- fibrosis will regress and there will be little if any inflammation.
Clinical history is very important! (labs, serology workup, previous biopsy etc)
Always check the radiology reports/imaging to make sure a mass was not seen prior to explant.