Granulomas in the liver

Semin Diagn Pathol. 2006 Aug-Nov;23(3-4):161-9. doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2006.11.003.


Granulomatous diseases of the liver span a huge range of infectious, drug-related, and immunologic disorders. Familiarity with the different types of granulomas as well as how they present in different diseases can be helpful in narrowing the pathologic differential diagnosis. This review surveys both common and unusual granulomatous diseases with emphasis on practical diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Granuloma / etiology
  • Granuloma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / etiology
  • Liver Diseases / pathology*