Had my biopsy done back in May '02. Dr told me that on a scale of 0-5 (5 worst) I was between a 1&2. Could anyone comment more in (layman's) detail what all this means:
A. Focal interface hepatitis & mild lobular necroinflammatory
activity (grade 2)
B. Mild Portal Fibrosis (stage 1).
C. Mild Steatosis
The liver biopsy is characterized by mild expansion of the portal areas by a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. Focal interface Hepatitis is observed along with mild lobular necroinflammatory activity. Mild mixed macrovesicular/microvesicular steatosis is noted throughout the biopsy material. Mild portal fibrosis and focal subsinusoidal fibrosis are noted on trichrome and reticulin stained sections. Negative for iron and copper.
Specifically what do A-C mean?
Thanks for all of your comments. Hope everyone got thru the weekend OK. Myself, I'm freezing my you-know-what off again here in the Detroit area - below zero windchills! And snow is on the way tomorrow. Just keeps getting better and better!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.