The accumulation of oil-globules in the cells of the liver has the effect of interfering with their functional activity. The size of the liver is not necessarily increased, though such is generally the case, and may be to an enormous extent. Instead of the natural chocolate colour of the healthy gland it is of a light fawn hue. The edges become round and the organ generally is soft, and if cut into, the tissue imparts a greasy feeling to the finger when touched.