liver

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

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 – Liver –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for steatohepatitis of the liver. by Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC, updated on May 31, 2018 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 …
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) – Liver –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for hepatocellular carcinoma of the liver. by Ipshita Kak MD FRCPC, updated on October 28, 2019 Quick facts: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a type of liver cancer. It is the most common type of liver cancer in adults. People with cirrhosis or long standing …
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Autoimmune hepatitis – Liver –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for autoimmune hepatitis. by Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC, reviewed on December 17, 2018 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 …
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Cirrhosis – Liver –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for cirrhosis of the liver. by Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC, reviewed on June 5, 2018 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 …
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Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma – Liver –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma of the liver and bile ducts. by Stephanie Reid MD FRCPC, reviewed on April 13, 2019 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 …
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