When liver disease is severe enough to cause cirrhosis^ the increase in portal hypertension can lead to backup of flow through the liver. This may lead to fluid in the abdomen (ascites) and unique venous patterns on the abdomen that can vary depending on the diagnosis.
Excellent teaching resource including videos produced by the Stanford Medicine 25 team led by Dr. Abraham Vergese.
The Stanford Medicine 25 team is the core group of physicians^ faculty and students led by Dr. Abraham Verghese. Each member plays various roles with the Stanford Medicine 25 team and our Program for Bedside Medicine.
Publication Date: 2012-12-5
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-11-06 06:44:31