Palmer, Melissa Department of Hepatology, NYU Langone–Plainview, Plainview, New York.
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- Symptoms and complications
- Portal hypertension
- Hepatorenal syndrome
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
- Morphological changes
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Severe scarring of the liver due to a marked increase in fibrous connective tissue, resulting in a firm, nodular, distorted liver. Cirrhosis is a progressive, inflammatory disease of the liver and is characterized by an increase in the proportion of hepatic connective tissue (Fig. 1). Cirrhosis is a common cause of death in humans, especially those between the ages of 30 and 60. See also: Connective tissue; Inflammation; Liver; Liver disorders
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