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251 Possible Causes for Liver Firm

  • Cryptogenic Cirrhosis

    CARDIAC CIRRHOSIS Clinic a l featu r es · Mild jaundice · Liver dysfunction · Hepatomegaly – firm, non tender • *Ascites · Peripheral edema · Oesophageal bleeding · Encephalopathy[] The liver is typically palpable and firm, with a blunt edge, but is sometimes small and difficult to palpate. Nodules usually are not palpable.[] Clinical signs that suggest a chronic liver disorder or chronic alcohol use but are not specific for cirrhosis include muscle wasting, palmar erythema, parotid gland enlargement[]

  • Macronodular Cirrhosis

    A physician can sometimes identify early stages of cirrhosis by gently pressing the abdomen to determine whether the liver is enlarged and firm.[] During later stages of the disease the liver shrinks, causing an enlarged spleen which a physician may also identify by gently touching the abdomen.[]

  • Portal Cirrhosis

    Abstract Primary and secondary platelet aggregation in response to adenosine diphosphate was studied in 24 patients with portal (Laënnec) cirrhosis and compared with platelet aggregation in 14 normal subjects. In 12 patients with cirrhosis, platelet aggregation was diminished when compared to controls. Of the 12[…][]

  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

    During the physical examination, the doctor may feel an enlarged, firm liver (in about 25% of people) or an enlarged spleen (in about 15%).[] Other initial manifestations include right upper quadrant discomfort (10%); an enlarged, firm, nontender liver (25%); splenomegaly (15%); hyperpigmentation (25%); xanthelasmas[] Liver transplantation remains the only option for end-stage disease but recurrence of disease may be found in the graft.[]

  • Congenital Liver Cirrhosis

    The liver was enlarged (450 gm) and firm to hard in consistency. The capsular surface showed pin point to pin head sized vague nodules.[] The liver is typically palpable and firm, with a blunt edge, but is sometimes small and difficult to palpate. Nodules usually are not palpable.[] Liver was palpable 4 cm below right costal margin and was firm, non-tender with smooth surface and irregular borders. Spleen tip was also palpable.[]

  • Cardiac Cirrhosis

    Hepatomegaly Hepatomegaly is common, usually presenting as a firm, hard liver.[] Description: The congested liver is usually enlarged and firm, often associated with slight ... usually masked by s/s of right-sided heart failure ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation[] With cirrhosis, the liver often becomes small and firm and may feel like a rock when it is felt in the upper abdomen. Edema or swelling of your legs.[]

  • Amyloidosis

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Osteoarticular manifestations of beta-2 microglobulin amyloidosis are often diagnosed in long-term dialyzed patients. However, spinal involvement is rare (10-25% of patients), and generally not associated with neurological deterioration. Compression of the spinal cord or roots is extremely[…][]

  • Metastatic Liver Carcinoma

    Cancer. 1977 Apr;39(4):1425-9. Abstract Improvement in drug response and reduction of toxicity were observed after continuous intrahepatic arterial infusion of mytomycin-C (MMC) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in 15 of 26 patients with primary or metastatic carcinoma of the liver. Serum bilirubin values of 10 mg/100 ml[…][]

  • Hepatosplenic Amyloidosis

    The physical examination showed the liver to be firm and enlarged accompanied by pedal edema, the spleen was not palpable.[]

  • Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

    This is followed by ductopenia, liver cell necrosis & cirrhosis.[] Gross Size : enlarged Consistency : firm due to fibrosis Surface & cut section : micronodular cirrhosis Colour : green bile stained Size : enlarged Consistency : firm due[]

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