Tagged: Pathophysiology

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Pathophysiology of Cholelithiasis/Cholecystitis

Pathophysiology of Cholelithiasis/Cholecystitis

Cholelithiasis is the presence of stones in the gallbladder. Cholecystitis is acute or chronic inflammation of the gallbladder. Choledocholithiasis is the presence of stones in the common bile duct.

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Pathophysiology of Liver Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis of the liver is a chronic disease that causes cell destruction and fibrosis (scarring) of hepatic tissues. Fibrosis alters normal liver structure and vasculature, impairing blood and lymph flow...

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Pathophysiology of Amoebiasis

When cyst is swallowed, it passes through the stomach unharmed and shows no activity while in an acidic environment. When it reaches the alkaline medium of the intestine, the metacyst...