PATIENT HISTORY: Per referral report, the patient is a 47 year-old female with diabetes (insulin dependent) and elevated LFTs. Review of outside material.
Nodular regenerative hyperplasia is a histologic reaction pattern associated with a wide variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, myeloproliferative diseases, and use of several drugs (including corticosteroids), as well as settings such as bone marrow and renal transplantation, diabetes mellitus, and early in chronic biliary disorders. The glycogenated nuclei noted in this specimen are consistent with the history of diabetes mellitus.
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The liver biopsy shows overall maintainance of lobular architecture, but nodular hyperplasia of the parenchyma is noted, as is mild portal fibrosis. The nodular hyperplasia is characterized by thickening, particularly of periportal, hepatic cell plates with impingement and compression of adjoining areas. Cirrhosis is not present, and there is no significant inflammatory infiltration. Numerous hepatocytes show glycogenated nuclei consistent with the patient's history of diabetes mellitus. No ground glass cells, cytoplasmic globules, viral inclusions, steatosis or steatohepatitis, or pigment