WALTER R. COOK; HOWARD A. VAN AUKEN
Laennec's cirrhosis, the most common type of cirrhotic involvement of the liver, has also been called atrophic or hypertrophic cirrhosis, hobnail cirrhosis, alcoholic cirrhosis and even "gin-drinker's liver." Pathologically, this disease is characterized by an increase in portal connective tissue with the production of dense fibrous bands, degenerative changes in the parenchymal cells, dissociation of hepatic cords and variable degrees of regeneration and fatty and cellular infiltration. It is generally agreed that necrosis of the parenchymal cells precedes the overgrowth of the fibrous tissue. Complications resulting from this hepatic disease are: obstruction of the portal venous channels leading to esophageal
COOK WR, VAN AUKEN HA. NITROGEN BALANCE STUDIES IN LAENNEC'S CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1404–1415. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-6-1404
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(6):1404-1415.
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