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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 of the liver tissue, accumulation of fluid under the skin (oedema, or dropsy), and accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity (ascites).
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