How does the appearance of cirrhosis of the liver differ from the appearance of a healthy liver...
How does the appearance of cirrhosis of the liver differ from the appearance of a healthy liver histologically?
The liver is a four-lobed organ located at the upper right portion of the stomach. Compared with other organs, the liver can regenerate and replace its damaged tissue without scarring. However, repeated and severe damage causes scarring of the liver, a condition called cirrhosis.
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A cirrhotic liver appears nodular in the naked eye. Cirrhosis due to alcoholic addiction form micronodules that are evenly distributed in the liver,...
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fromChapter 12 / Lesson 19
Cirrhosis is the late-stage hepatic fibrosis, or scarring, of the liver. Learn the definition of cirrhosis and its causes, including alcoholism, hepatitis B or C infection, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and explore the consequences and treatments.