Clinic and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy Ewa Dutkiewicz, Małgorzata Knaś, Małgorzata Borzym-Kluczyk, Krzysztof Zwierz Medical Science Review - Hepatologia 2007; 7 47-50 aaICID: 485986
Article type: Review article
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Hepatic encephalopathy is a syndrome of psychical and neuromotorical disorders induced by the toxins accumulated in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid caused by the omitting liver by the portal blood. Liver cirrhosis and liver insufficiency, jaundice, and bleeding from the alimentary tract dominate in the clinical picture of hepatic encephalopathy. Disturbances in consciousness, concentration, intelectual functions, memory, personality and feeling, dominate
in central nervous system. Treatment of hepatic encephalopathy depends on pathogenesis and consists in removing pathogenetical factors. The main task in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy is improvement of digestion, normalization of gut flora and preventing constipation. Transjugular intrahepatic porta-caval shunt (TIPS) and liver transplantation are considered
as modern treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.