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AVM

What does AVM mean? AVM stands for arteriovenous malformation. An arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal group of blood vessels. Most arteriovenous malformations are made up of two different kinds of blood vessels – arteries and veins. Arteries are large blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins are large blood vessels …
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Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

What is an arteriovenous malformation? An arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal group of blood vessels. Most arteriovenous malformations are made up of two different kinds of blood vessels – arteries and veins. Arteries are large blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins are large blood vessels that carry blood back …
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Steatohepatitis

This article was last reviewed and updated on May 31, 2018 by Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Steatohepatitis is liver disease where droplets of fat are found inside the cells normally found in the liver. The liver cells also show signs of injury and cells from the immune system are often found nearby. The …
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

This article was last reviewed and updated on October 28, 2019 by Ipshita Kak MD FRCPC Quick facts: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a type of cancer that develops from the cells that are normally found in the liver. It is the most common type of liver cancer in adults. People with cirrhosis or long standing …
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Autoimmune hepatitis

This article was last reviewed on December 17, 2018 by Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Autoimmune hepatitis is a liver disease caused by cells from the immune system attacking and damaging the cells in the liver. It happens to both women and men but it is three times more common in women. The liver The …
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Cirrhosis

This article was last reviewed and updated on June 5, 2018 by Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Cirrhosis is a liver disease where scars inside the liver prevent it from functioning normally. Many conditions can lead to the development of cirrhosis including steatohepatitis, and infections by liver viruses (for example hepatitis B and C). Autoimmune disorders …
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Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on April 13, 2019 by Stephanie Reid MD FRCPC Quick facts: Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is a type of cancer which starts from the bile ducts found inside the liver. The bile ducts are tubes which connect the liver and gallbladder with the intestine. Your pathology report for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma will …
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