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PORTAL CIRRHOSIS [1 record]

Record 1 2010-09-23

English

Subject field(s)
  • Human Diseases - Various
  • Liver and Biliary Ducts
DEF

A cirrhosis in which normal liver lobules are replaced by small regeneration nodules, sometimes containing fat, separated by a fairly regular framework of fine fibrous tissue strands; usually due to chronic alcoholism.

OBS

Can progress to severe impairment of liver functions, portal hypertension with ascites and esophageal varices, and life-threatening complications.

Key term(s)
  • Laennec's cirrhosis

French

Domaine(s)
  • Maladies humaines diverses
  • Foie et voies biliaires
DEF

Forme de cirrhose, généralement alcoolique, caractérisée par la diminution de la taille du foie, qui est scléreux et dur.

OBS

Sous la dénomination de «Laennec's cirrhosis», les auteurs anglais désignent les cirrhoses micronodulaires sans tenir compte de la taille du foie, contrairement aux auteurs français [pour qui la «cirrhose de Laennec» est nécessairement accompagnée d'une diminution de la taille du foie].

Key term(s)
  • cirrhose de Laënnec

Spanish

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