Hepatic Hemodynamics and Elevation of Liver Stiffness as Possible Predictive Markers of Late-onset Hepatic Failure

Keisuke Kakisaka, Hidekatsu Kuroda, Tamami Abe, Yuji Suzuki, Yuichi Yoshida, Kojiro Kataoka, Yasuhiro Miyamoto, Kazuyuki Ishida, Yasuhiro Takikawa
2016 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
1 A 52-year-old Japanese woman admitted to our hospital for the treatment of 2 liver dysfunction due to an undetermined cause developed disorientation on 3 the 58 th hospital day and was diagnosed with late-onset liver failure. 4 Abdominal ultrasound examinations were performed several times from the 5 admission. Before the disorientation appeared, the results of the 6 examinations revealed that the portal flow decreased, after which the 7 hepatic arterial flow increased and the degree of liver
more » ... the degree of liver stiffness became 8 elevated. Although the pathophysiology of these changes remains unclear, 9 hemodynamic changes and elevation of liver stiffness might be predictive 10 markers of severe liver tissue damage. 11 12
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.55.5945 pmid:27150860 fatcat:tymawjw7rjgljjn4gzjnkh5zh4