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Medical Term:

Mirizzi syndrome

Pronunciation: mi-ritz'e

Definition: benign obstruction of the hepatic ducts due to spasm and/or fibrous scarring of surrounding connective tissue; often associated with a stone in the cystic duct and chronic cholecystitis.

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