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
include many picture of cirrhosis.
>We use JustHost to host all of our websites. Great
Price, Unlimited bandwidth, and great customer service.
Please if using the images link back to this site.
Direct linking is acceptable.
This web site is intended for your own informational
purposes only. No person or entity associated with this web site purports to be
engaging in the practice of medicine through this medium. The information you
receive is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or other
health care professional. If you have an illness or medical problem, contact
your health care provider.