Diagnosis and follow-up of liver cirrhosis complications

Liver cirrhosis, particularly decompensated cirrhosis, is a disease that requires frequent clinical-biohumoral monitoring and the use of minimally invasive surgical procedures such as paracentesis or, in some occasion, thoracentesis.

For this reason, the Clinical Medicine and Hepatology Operative Unit offers a day-hospital service, with available rooms with beds for surgical procedures (particularly for paracentesis) and chairs for patients who require infusion treatment.

Upon access to the day-hospital, patients undergo a medical examination, blood tests, infusion therapy (hydration, human albumin, diuretics, iron, etc.) and potentially the surgical procedure (paracentesis), and finish their treatment the same day, after a few hours.

Finally, ultrasound-guided, percutaneous liver needle-biopsies are performed during the day-hospital stay both on parenchyma and also on suspected hepatic nodules, in order to clarify their nature.