Progressive hepatocytic fatty infiltration in rats with prehepatic portal hypertension.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Homogenous evolution, with a narrow range of portal hypertension, degree of portosystemic shunt and hepatic atrophy has been described in the experimental model of prehepatic portal hypertension in the rat. However the great differences observed in the rats' liver weight could be attributed to a pathological alteration of the liver. Based on… (More)


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