Categories: Gastrointestinal

Compensated vs. Decompensated Cirrhosis

Compensated: Patients with cirrhosis that have not developed major complications of cirrhosis.

Decompensated: Patients with cirrhosis who have developed major complications:

  • Variceal hemorrhage
  • Ascites
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Hepatorenal syndrome

REFERENCES

  • D’Amico, G. Garcia-Tsao, L. Pagliaro Natural history and prognostic indicators of survival in cirrhosis: a systematic review of 118 studies. J Hepatol, 44 (2006), pp. 217-231
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