Pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy

S. Schenker, A. M. Hoyumpa

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Some 30% of patients with cirrhosis die in hepatic coma. The clinical pattern is well defined, and the pathophysiology of interactions between liver and brain has been extensively investigated. The challenge now remains to characterize normal brain function. New imaging techniques carry the promise of dramatic breakthroughs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-121
Number of pages23
JournalHospital Practice
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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