Peritoneal Dialysis

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

In Peritoneal Dialysis, a membrane that is lining the person’s abdomen and covers the organs of the abdomen, called peritoneum, acts as a permeable filter. The membrane consists of a rich blood vessel network and a large surface region. Blood substances may easily filter through the person’s peritoneum into the cavity of the abdomen, if […]

Portal Hypertention

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Portal Hypertention is a medical condition, in which abnormally high blood pressure in the large vein, called portal vein, delivers blood from the person’s intestine to the liver. Portal Hypertention frequently enlarges the spleen. Fluid can leak out of the person’s liver and distend the cavity of abdomen (ascites). Varicose veins in the lining of […]

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