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Liver Diseases pp 239-245 | Cite as

Liver Cirrhosis

  • Feifei Hou
  • Ran Wang
  • Bing Han
  • Zhaohui Bai
  • Yingying Li
  • Xingshun Qi
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Abstract

Liver cirrhosis is an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in most countries, being the 13th most common cause of death worldwide. Survival decreases with the appearance of complications, such as ascites, gastroesophageal variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy, and hepatocellular carcinoma, etc. In this chapter, we review the current knowledge regarding liver cirrhosis.

Keywords

Liver cirrhosis Fibrosis Portal hypertension Variceal bleeding Ascites 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Feifei Hou
    • 1
  • Ran Wang
    • 1
  • Bing Han
    • 1
  • Zhaohui Bai
    • 1
  • Yingying Li
    • 1
  • Xingshun Qi
    • 1
  1. 1.Liver Cirrhosis Study Group, Department of GastroenterologyGeneral Hospital of Shenyang Military AreaShenyangChina

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