CANCER OF THE LIVER

CANCER OF THE LIVER

Different types of cancers can arise from the liver, and the commonest amongst them are hepatocellular carcinoma, which arises from the liver cell or hepatocyte, cholangiocarcinoma (arising from the bile ducts) and hepatoblastoma, where the cancer mimics foetal liver cells .More common than the tumours arising from the liver are the tumours that arise from …

Fatty Liver

Fatty Liver

Hepatic steatosis also commonly called Fatty liver is a condition where there is presence of excess fat within the liver cells. Fatty liver can be reversed by lifestyle modifications and does not cause permanent damage if reversed. However long standing fatty liver impairs the normal functioning of the liver and can also lead to permanent …

NATURAL COURSE OF HEPATITIS C

NATURAL COURSE OF HEPATITIS C

In patients with hepatitis C infection, 25-50% clears the infection spontaneously. These are diagnosed by positive anti-HCV antibodies and negative HCV RNA. These patients also have normal liver enzyme levels. More women clear the infection then men. Patients who develop chronic HCV usually have nonspecific symptoms such as malaise and fatigue. On investigation these patients …