LIVER - Alcoholic cirrhosis

The specimen is a liver. The liver is reduced in size and there is pronounced micronodular cirrhosis. The liver has been partially bisected and the cut surface shows multiple small regenerative nodules with intervening connective tissue bands. In the central part of the specimen there is marked cystic degeneration.
The patient was a 61-year-old female who was admitted with fractured neck of femur. She had Korsakoff's syndrome and a long history of excessive alcohol intake. Death was due to postoperative liver failure and septicaemia.