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acute massive liver necrosis


Definition: a lesion with extensive and rapid death of parenchymal cells of the liver, sometimes with fatty degeneration of the size of the organ; the necrosis may result from fulminant viral infection or chemical poisoning; associated with jaundice.

Synonym(s): acute parenchymatous hepatitis, acute yellow atrophy of the liver, Rokitansky disease1

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