NCLEX RN Practice Question # 555

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 555.




Types of Cirrhosis

Laennec’s Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is alcohol-induced, nutritional, or portal.

Cellular necrosis causes eventual widespread scar tissue, with fibrotic infiltration of the liver.

Postnecrotic Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis occurs after massive liver necrosis.

Cirrhosis results as a complication of hepatitis or exposure to hepatotoxins.

Scar tissue causes destruction of liver lobules and entire lobes.

Biliary Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis develops from chronic biliary obstruction, bile stasis, and inflammation, resulting in severe obstructive jaundice.

Cardiac Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is associated with severe, right-sided congestive heart failure and results in an enlarged, edematous, congested liver.

The liver becomes anoxic, resulting in liver cell necrosis and fibrosis.

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