Current Stance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Hepatic Encephalopathy.

Cristian S, Roxana D, Eugen TA et al.

"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Maedica. Sep 2015.

Hepatic encephalopathy is a complex of neuropsychiatric manifestations in patients with acute or chronic liver insufficiency and/or porto-systemic shunts.The diagnostic can be sustained by various elements, clinical and paraclinical. Selected patients with hepatic encephalopathy have been investigated by Magnetic Resonance, in parallel with specific biochemical analysis.This paper emphasizes the importance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in an accurate diagnosis and patient monitoring after treatment.Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy has a substantial role, showing even minute metabolite ratio changes, with a potential in investigating minimal hepatic encephalopathy.


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