Liver cirrhosis, NOS
|Dx:||Liver cirrhosis, NOS|
|Pre-ICD10 counterpart:||Alcoholic Liver Disease, Nonalcoholic Liver Disease|
|Charlson/ALERT Scale:||Mild liver disease|
|APACHE Como Component:||Liver|
|APACHE Acute Component:||none|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
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- Cirrhosis is an anatomic abnormality where the liver is small and "scarred" in a pattern that results in much of the liver being replaced by nodular scarring.
- Thus, the diagnosis is usually made by imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, etc) that shows a shrunken liver in the right clinical setting.
- Occasionally the diagnosis is made by liver biopsy.
- Cirrhosis is NOT the same as hepatitis (which usually gives an enlarged liver).
- Liver cirrhosis is NOT the same thing as liver failure. They can occur alone, or together.
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