Hepatic Encephalopathy


Coma, Hepatic

Comas, Hepatic

Encephalopathies, Hepatic

Encephalopathies, Hepatocerebral

Encephalopathies, Portal-Systemic

Encephalopathies, Portosystemic

Encephalopathy, Hepatic

Encephalopathy, Hepatocerebral

Encephalopathy, Portal Systemic

Encephalopathy, Portal-Systemic

Encephalopathy, Portosystemic

Fulminant Hepatic Failure with Cerebral Edema

Hepatic Coma

Hepatic Comas

Hepatic Encephalopathies

Hepatic Stupor

Hepatic Stupors

Hepatocerebral Encephalopathies

Hepatocerebral Encephalopathy

Portal Systemic Encephalopathy

Portal-Systemic Encephalopathies

Portal-Systemic Encephalopathy

Portosystemic Encephalopathies

Portosystemic Encephalopathy

Stupor, Hepatic

Stupors, Hepatic

A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)