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biliary cirrhosis

 

Definition: cirrhosis due to biliary obstruction, which may be a primary intrahepatic disease or secondary to obstruction of extrahepatic bile ducts; the latter may lead to cholestasis and proliferation in small bile ducts with fibrosis, but marked disturbance of the lobular pattern is infrequent.

See Also: primary biliary cirrhosis

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