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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 7, 2015; 21(41): 11522-11541
Published online Nov 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i41.11522
Figure 1
Figure 1 Progression and complications in human liver cirrhosis. The evolution of the liver cirrhotic disease, according to the clinical criteria, mortality rate, pathology characteristic, HVPG, signs and the presence of ascites, is shown. Stage 1 in a compensated cirrhosis differs from stage 2 in the appearance of esophageal varices as well as the increase of portal pressure. Stage 3 is characterized by the presence of ascites and/or esophageal varices. If variceal hemorrhage occurs, cirrhosis gets to stage 4. Cirrhosis could be a reversible process in the earlier stages, as indicated with the orange arrows. HVPG: Hepatic venous pressure gradient; SBP: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.