Nonneoplastic Liver Disease


A.  Golgi complex

B.  Lysosomes

C.  Mitochondria

D.  Nucleus

E.  Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

  2.  According to the Batts-Ludwig system, the extent of hepatic inflammation and injury shown in this photomicrograph should be graded as:



A.  Grade 0

B.  Grade 1

C.  Grade 2

D.  Grade 3

E.  Grade 4

  3.  This photomicrograph shows a section of liver immunostained with an antibody to CD34. Which of the following pathologic reactions is demonstrated by this immunostain?



A.  Activation of Kupffer cells

B.  Activation of stellate cells (Ito cells)

C.  Cholestasis

D.  Deposition of elastin in the space of Disse

E.  Sinusoidal capillarization

  4.  According to the Batts-Ludwig system, the stage of liver fibrosis seen in this photomicrograph is:



A.  Stage 1

B.  Stage 2

C.  Stage 3

D.  Stage 4

  5.  A 30-year-old woman is found to have laboratory evidence of acute hepatitis. A liver biopsy shows the changes highlighted in this photomicrograph. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?



A.  Acute viral hepatitis (AVH)

B.  Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH)

C.  Celiac disease (CD)

D.  Drug-induced liver injury (DILI)

E.  Wilson disease (WD)

  6.  A patient with laboratory evidence of liver dysfunction has a history of chronic intake of anabolic steroids. Which of the following patterns of liver injury would be expected?

A.  Cholestasis

B.  Granulomatous inflammation

C.  Hepatocyte necrosis

D.  Macrovesicular steatosis

E.  Microvesicular steatosis

  7.  An otherwise healthy 12-year-old girl is given erythromycin for an acute ear infection. Two days after starting the treatment, she begins to experience generalized pruritus, followed by jaundice and dark urine. Laboratory tests reveal hyperbilirubinemia and elevation of AST, ALT, and alkaline phosphatase. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this patient’s presentation?

A.  Antibiotic medication

B.  Autoimmune reaction

C.  Copper accumulation

D.  Gluten intolerance

E.  Vascular injury

  8.  Which of the following histopathologic features is usually absent or minimal in the so-called toxic pattern of acute hepatitis?

A.  Cholestasis

B.  Granulomas

C.  Inflammation

D.  Necrosis

E.  Steatosis

  9.  Which of the following patterns of acute hepatitis would be favored by the finding of sinusoidal pigmented macrophages clustered around central veins?

A.  Cholestatic

B.  Giant cell

C.  Inflammatory

D.  Resolving

E.  Toxic

10.  A young woman with chronic liver dysfunction undergoes a liver biopsy. This shows mild to moderate periportal inflammation, single-hepatocyte necrosis, and periportal fibrosis. There is a mixed portal infiltrate containing abundant plasma cells. Laboratory investigations demonstrate mild elevation of AST and ALT, circulating anti-smooth muscle antibodies (SMA), and hypergammaglobulinemia (IgG 1.6 times normal values). She is negative for anti-HCV antibodies. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A.  Alcoholic hepatitis

B.  Autoimmune (lupoid) hepatitis

C.  Chronic hepatitis C infection

D.  Drug-induced hepatitis

E.  Primary biliary cirrhosis

11.  A 35-year-old man with history of intravenous drug abuse (IVDA) undergoes a liver biopsy for evaluation of chronic hepatitis. A key histologic finding is demonstrated in this picture. Which of the following is the most likely etiologic agent?



A.  Cytomegalovirus

B.  Epstein-Barr virus

C.  Hepatitis A virus

D.  Hepatitis B virus

E.  Hepatitis C virus

12.  A patient with history of hemophilia A and repeated blood transfusions develops chronic hepatitis. Which of the following viruses is the most common cause of chronic hepatitis in this clinical setting?

A.  Hepatitis A virus

B.  Hepatitis B virus

C.  Hepatitis C virus

D.  Hepatitis D virus

E.  Hepatitis E virus

13.  A liver biopsy from a 50-year-old man with type 2 diabetes reveals the following changes: extensive macrovesicular steatosis involving approximately 50% of the tissue, more pronounced in the centrilobular region; mild chronic inflammation within the lobule; ballooning change of hepatocytes; and pericellular fibrosis in the centrilobular region. Occasional Mallory bodies are found. There are small clusters of neutrophils surrounding ballooned hepatocytes. There is no evidence of cholestasis. This histopathologic picture is most consistent with:

A.  Autoimmune hepatitis

B.  Chronic viral hepatitis

C.  Drug-induced liver injury

D.  Nonalcoholic fatty liver

E.  Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

14.  Which of the following biliary diseases is associated with a morphologic pattern of injury referred to as ductular reaction (ductular proliferation)?

A.  Autoimmune injury to bile ducts

B.  Infiltrative diseases such as lymphoma and sarcoidosis

C.  Medication-induced alteration

D.  Obstructive biliary conditions

15.  Which of the following immunohistochemical markers is most useful to detect early stages of biliary disease and distinguish it from hepatic disease?

A.  CD10

B.  CD34

C.  CK7

D.  CK8

E.  CK18

16.  A 50-year-old woman undergoes a liver biopsy because of persistent pruritus, jaundice, and elevated liver enzymes. The biopsy reveals chronic hepatitis characterized by lymphohistiocytic infiltration around small bile ducts, degeneration of ductules, and specific lesions such as the one in this photomicrograph. Piecemeal necrosis is also present. Rhodanine staining demonstrates copper accumulation in periportal hepatocytes. Which of the following is the finding most likely associated with this condition?



A.  Antihepatitis C virus antibodies

B.  Antimitochondrial autoantibodies

C.  Homozygosis for PiZZ genotype of alpha- 1-antitrypsin

D.  Iron accumulation in the pancreas and myocardium

E.  Mitochondrial crystalline inclusions and “fish mouth” canaliculi on EM

17.  A 25-year-old male undergoes clinical and pathologic investigations because of progressive jaundice and elevated liver enzymes. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography demonstrates alternating segments of stenosis and dilatation of extrahepatic biliary tree. Which of the following conditions is most commonly associated with this liver disease?

A.  Crohn disease

B.  Progressive systemic fibrosis

C.  Retroperitoneal fibrosis

D.  Riedel thyroiditis

E.  Ulcerative colitis

18.  A liver biopsy from a 2-month-old infant with cholestatic jaundice reveals prominent small bile duct proliferation, bile plugs, portal edema, and scattered hepatic giant cells. The lobular architecture is preserved. Which of the following is the most likely cause of these changes?

A.  Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

B.  Extrahepatic biliary atresia

C.  Galactosemia

D.  Hereditary fructose intolerance

E.  Infection

19.  Extrahepatic biliary atresia (EBA) is:

A.  Caused by congenital absence of bile ducts

B.  Commonly associated with patency of ducts at porta hepatis

C.  Due to postnatal bile duct destruction

D.  Usually limited to hepatic bile ducts

E.  Usually limited to the common bile duct

20.  A diagnosis of bile duct paucity is primarily based on the finding of:

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