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Liver Cirrhosis

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

Abstract

Liver cirrhosis is a term used to describe the histologi-cal development of regenerative hepatic nodules surrounded by fibrous bands in response to chronic liver injury.

Cirrhosis is an advanced, diffuse stage of liver injury, which is characterized by replacement of the normal liver parenchyma by collagenous scar (fibrosis). Cirrhosis is accompanied by diffuse distortion of the hepatic vasculature and architecture, resulting in vascular disturbance between the portal veins and the hepatic veins, plus porta hepatic fibrosis. The major cirrhosis consequences are hepatic function impairment, increased intrahepatic resistance (portal hypertension), and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Keywords

Portal Hypertension Hepatic Encephalopathy Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Dysplastic Nodule Ligamentum Teres 
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  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

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