Hepatomegaly

The liver consists of the following major histological components: Parenchyma, which is represented by hepatocytes. Stroma, which is a continuation of the surrounding capsule of Glisson. It consists of connective tissue and contains the vessels. Hepatomegaly is the medical term for an enlarged liver. It is a symptom of disease, not a disease in itself. Some conditions that can cause hepatomegaly include fatty liver diseases, alcohol use disorder, hepatitis, and cancer. A person may have hepatomegaly and not be aware that they have it. Functions of the liver Production of bile, which helps carry away waste and break down fats in the small intestine during digestion. Production of certain proteins for blood plasma. Production of cholesterol and special proteins to help carry fats through the body. Management Some of the treatments your doctor will recommend may include: medications and treatments for liver failure or infections like hepatitis C. chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation for liver cancer. a liver transplant for liver damage.

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