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What is Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver?

What is Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver?

  • Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: A rare liver condition characterized by the development of nodules in the liver - the size and number of nodules is variable but they are often quite small. The nodules are not separated by fibrous tissue. The condition is generally asymptomatic in the early stages but its progressive nature and can lead to severe portal hypertension and its complications as well as liver failure. The disorder is often associated with particular conditions: rheumatic diseases, blood cancer and other cancers, kidney transplants, sarcoidosis and certain drugs (liver toxic drugs and azathiprine in particular).

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: Introduction

Types of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver:

Broader types of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver:

How serious is Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver?

Prognosis of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: The prognosis is variable depending on the severity of the portal hypertension and whether the underlying condition is readily treatable. The prognosis for this condition tends to be better than for portal hypertension associated with liver cirrhosis.
Complications of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: see complications of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver

What causes Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver?

Causes of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: see causes of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver

What are the symptoms of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver?

Symptoms of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: see symptoms of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver

Complications of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: see complications of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver

Onset of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: Usually over the age of 60 years but can occur in children or neonates in rare cases.

Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: see treatments for Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver

Name and Aliases of Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver

Main name of condition: Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver

Other names or spellings for Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver:

Nodulation, noncirrhotic, Noncirrhotic nodulation, Nodular regenerative hyperplasia

 

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