What is hepatic Peliosis?

What is hepatic Peliosis?

INTRODUCTION. Peliosis hepatis is a rare vascular condition of the liver characterized by a proliferation of the sinusoidal hepatic capillaries that results in cystic blood-filled cavities distributed randomly throughout the liver [1,2].

What causes hepatic Peliosis?

The cause is probably damage to the sinusoidal lining cells. Peliosis hepatis is associated with use of hormones (eg, anabolic steroids, oral contraceptives, glucocorticoids), tamoxifen, vinyl chloride, vitamin A, and, particularly in kidney transplant recipients, azathioprine.

What is bacillary Peliosis?

Bacillary peliosis is a form of peliosis hepatis that has been associated with bacteria in the genus Bartonella.

What is splenic Peliosis?

Splenic peliosis is an unusual benign disorder characterized by the presence of irregular cystic blood-filled cavities.

Is Peliosis Hepatis curable?

No specific treatment for peliosis hepatis is known. Several treatments for peliosis hepatis have been reported, such as partial hepatectomy,16 liver transplantation,17 and transhepatic artery embolization.

What is acute hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Hepatitis A is very contagious.

What is splenic hamartoma?

Splenic hamartoma is a rare benign malformation, composed of an anomalous mixture of normal splenic elements, often found incidentally while working up other complaints or at autopsy. A splenic mass was incidentally found while evaluating the effects of a traffic accident in a 63-year-old woman.

Where is hepatic vein located?

the liver
Each hepatic vein can have two or more branches inside the liver. The three main hepatic veins link up at the top of your liver at the inferior vena cava, a large vein that drains the liver to your right heart chamber.

Where is hepatic artery?

The common hepatic artery is located in the abdomen, near the lower portion of the T12 vertebra. It’s one of three branches coming off the celiac trunk.

Is hepatitis A STD?

Hepatitis A is a virus found in human faeces (poo). It’s normally passed on when a person eats or drinks contaminated food and water. It’s also a sexually transmitted infection (STI) passed on through unprotected sexual activities, particularly anal sex.