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Chronic liver disease. Coloured computed tomography (CT) scan of an axial section through the abdominopelvic region of a 58-year-old patient with a history of hepatitis C. Front of the body is at top. The disease has caused cirrhosis and atrophy (wasting) of the liver (light grey, left) tissue, enlargement of the spleen (splenomegaly, white, lower right), and portal hypertension (high blood pressure in the portal vein). Nodules can also be seen on the liver tissue.
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