Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Overview

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Cholangitis is inflammation of the bile ducts of the liver. Sclerosis is inflammation that leads to the extensive formation of fibrous and scar tissue. In primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), the …

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What is a Liver Biopsy?

What is a Liver Biopsy

Helpful in the diagnosis of various liver diseases, a liver biopsy is a medical procedure whereby tiny specimens of liver tissue are taken. They are then sent to a medical …

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Hemochromatosis Overview: Iron Overload

Hemochromatosis - Iron Overload

One of the most common genetic disorders in the United States, hemochromatosis is the most common type of iron overload disease. In addition to primary hemochromatosis – an inherited disease …

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Liver Transplant Benefits and Risks

Liver Transplant Benefits and Risks

A liver transplant provides the only chance of survival for someone whose liver has been destroyed by injury or illness. Surgery provides the organ recipient with a healthy liver so …

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