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Medical Term:

cardiac cirrhosis


Definition: an extensive fibrotic reaction within the liver as a result of chronic constrictive pericarditis or prolonged congestive heart failure; true cirrhosis with fibrous bridging of lobules is unusual.

Synonym(s): cardiac liver, congestive cirrhosis, pseudocirrhosis, stasis cirrhosis

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