Hepato-biliary diseases

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Hepato-biliary diseases affect the liver and/or biliary tract, and are studied in the branch of medicine called Hepatology.

Liver diseases[edit]

Further information: Chronic liver disease

Viral hepatitis[edit]

Liver dysfunction in other infectious diseases[edit]

Other inflammatory liver diseases[edit]

Alcoholic liver disease[edit]

This may cause fatty liver, hepatitis, fibrosis and sclerosis leading to cirrhosis and finally hepatic failure.

Toxic liver disease[edit]

This includes mostly drug-induced hepatotoxicity, which may generate many different patterns over liver disease, including

Liver damage is part of hiReye's syndrome.

Liver tumours[edit]

Malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts. The most frequent forms are metastatic malignant neoplasm of liver)

Benign neoplasm of liver include hepatic hemangiomas, hepatic adenomas, and focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH).

End-stage liver disease[edit]

Chronic liver diseases like chronic hepatitis, chronic alcohol abuse or chronic toxic liver disease may cause

Cirrhosis may also occur in primary biliary cirrhosis. Rarely, cirrhosis is congenital.

Metabolic diseases[edit]

Vascular disorders[edit]



Amyloid degeneration of liver

Gallbladder and biliary tract diseases[edit]


In hepatology, important indicators include:



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