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Histologic Stages of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Purpose:

To stage the histologic features seen in a liver biopsy from a patient with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC).

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K74.3

Description:

Primary biliary cirrhosis evolves through a series of histologic changes before finally reaching the cirrhotic state. Several authors have classified these changes into stages.

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