Centrilobular necrosis: acute Sago palm toxicosis (H&E 10X)

Centrilobular necrosis: acute Sago palm toxicosis (H&E 10X)

Diseases of the liver and biliary system play an important role in both general and specialty veterinary practice. When performed, processed, and interpreted with care and expertise, liver biopsy can be a powerful tool in the workup of a patient with liver or/and biliary disease. Both the pathologist and the clinician have specific responsibilities in this regard, and will ideally work together in order to maximize the diagnostic value of biopsies submitted for evaluation.  Special stains may be beneficial to better evaluate certain hepatic lesions and will be pursued as deemed necessary by the pathologist.