Polycystic liver disease


Polycystic liver disease: A rare inherited disorder involving the formation of numerous cysts in the liver


Liver cysts Abdominal discomfort Liver swelling Asymptomatic


Amyloidosis Amyloidosis is a rare disorder that may cause hepatomegaly and mild jaundice as well as renal, cardiac, and other GI effects. TopCirrhosis Late in cirrhosis, the liver becomes enlarged, nodular, and hard Other late signs and symptoms affect all body systems Respiratory findings include limited thoracic expansion due to abdominal ascites, leading to hypoxia. Central nervous system findings include signs and symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy, such as lethargy, slurred speech, asterixis, peripheral neuritis, paranoia, hallucinations, extreme obtundation, and coma. Hematologic signs include epistaxis, easy bruising, and bleeding gums. Endocrine findings include testicular atrophy, gynecomastia, loss of chest and axillary hair, or menstrual irregularities. Integumentary effects include abnormal pigmentation, jaundice, severe pruritus, extreme dryness, poor tissue turgor, spider angiomas, and palmar erythema. The patient may also develop fetor hepaticus, enlarged superficial abdominal veins, muscle atrophy, right upper quadrant pain that worsens when he sits up or leans forward, and a palpable spleen. Portal hypertension — elevated pressure in the portal vein — causes bleeding from esophageal varices


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