Experimental thioacetamide-induced cirrhosis of the liver.

نویسندگان

  • E Muñoz Torres
  • J I Paz Bouza
  • A López Bravo
  • M M Abad Hernández
  • E Carrascal Marino
چکیده

Hepatic cirrhosis is a complex disease in which several biological, biochemical and chemical alterations are combined, none of these alone being sufficient for diagnosis. The morphological characteristics of the final stages of cirrhosis are well known, but the initial lesions and intermediate stages still have not been fully clarified. An experimental model of hepatic cirrhosis by chronic administration over 30 weeks of thioacetamide (50 mg/kg twice weekly) to female Wistar rats has been produced. In a macroscopic, microscopic and ultrastructural study. The different lesions that appeared were evaluated according to the dose of the toxic agent administered up, until hepatic cirrhosis was finally installed; this was after 60 doses of the toxic agent (30 weeks). Discussion is made of the different types of administration and the doses employed to obtain a suitable survival rate for these cases; in our experiments this was 95%. It has been demonstrated in both human and experimental pathology that once the disease itself has been installed, currently there is no rational or useful treatment for it. A beneficial effect has been demonstrated for certain substances, improving the initial and intermediate lesions, so we conclude by stating that it is necessary to further study the hepatic lesions preceeding cirrhosis. Knowledge of these lesions could form the basis for establishing a useful and rational therapy for such cases.

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عنوان ژورنال:
  • Histology and histopathology

دوره 6 1  شماره 

صفحات  -

تاریخ انتشار 1991