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The present retrospective study was performed over a period of seven years from July 2008 to June 2015. Total number of 357 complete autopsies were included. The study group comprised the cases from all ages and both sexes among which 183 (51.26%) were males and 174 (48.74%) were females. Nutmeg appearance (34 cases, 9.52%) was the most common gross finding. Circulatory disorders (CVC/ acute sinusoidal congestion) in 44 cases (26.33%), steatosis in 51 cases (14.29%) and hepatitis in 41 (11.49%) cases were found. The most common cause of cirrhosis among 23 (6.44%) cirrhotics were alcoholism in 11(47.83%), post viral cirrhosis in 6 (26.09%) and 3 (13.04%) cases of biliary cirrhosis followed by 2 cases (8.70%) of cardiac cirrhosis and 1 case(4.35%) of Indian childhood cirrhosis. Tuberculosis involving liver was noted in 10 (2.80%) cases and pyogenic abscess in 6 (1.68%) cases. Various primary and metastatic neoplasms were found in 7 cases. Among these 5 (71.43%) cases belong to secondary neoplasms constituting one case (20%) of hematolymphoid malignancy and 4 cases (80%) from solid organ malignancy. Among the primary neoplasms we found a single case (50%) each of hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
Rosane Cavalcante Fragoso, Brasil
Chief Scientific Officer and Head of a Research Group
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