LIVER DISEASE


See also Wilson's Disease

Alcoholic Hepatitis "Liver Function Test" Abnormalities
AscitesLiver Neoplasms
Autoimmune Hepatitis Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
Chronic Liver Disease and Liver Failure Portal Hypertension and Esophageal Varices
Cirrhosis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Gallstones and Cholecystitis Viral Hepatitis
Jaundice
See under Liver Neoplasms for information on screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronci liver disease

MRCP, in a meta-analysis of 67 studies, was found to have an overall sensitivity and specificity of 95% and 97%, respectively, for biliary tree abnormalities.  For stones, the sensitivity was 92%; for malignancy, 88%, for biliary obstruction, 99% (Ann. Int. Med. 139:547, 2003--abst)

Noninvasive assessment for hepatic fibrosis: