Liver Anatomy, Development, and Physiology
Pathology Pearls: The 3 C's - Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis, Caroli disease & Caroli Syndrome
Brief Case Presentation A 12-year-old female presents with an acute onset of fever and abdominal pain. On the physical examination, the patient’s sclerae and mucous membranes show evidence of jaundice...
Tools of the Trade
Quick Tips: What are the "liver chemistries"?
Where do AST and ALT come from? How is bilirubin metabolized? Get to "know" your liver chemistries with this Quick Tips infographic!
The Why? Series
The rise and fall of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase
Why, after an episode of prolonged biliary obstruction, or after severe forms of acute liver injury, does the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) rise in a delayed fashion? And why do the ALP and total...