Cirrhosis is characterized anatomically by widespread nodules in
the liver combined with fibrosis. The fibrosis and nodule formation causes
distortion of the normal liver architecture which interferes with blood flow
through the liver. Cirrhosis can also lead to an inability of the liver to
perform its biochemical functions
Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by
replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue and regenerative nodules
(lumps that occur as a result of a process in which damaged tissue is
regenerated), leading to loss of liver function. Cirrhosis is most
commonly caused by alcoholism, hepatitis B and C, and fatty liver disease, but
has many other possible causes.
Here is a video that helps understand the basics of Cirrhosis. The video
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