Definition: a characteristic pipe-shaped fibrosis formed around hepatic portal veins in some cases of long-continued heavy infection with Schistosoma mansoni; thought to be induced by the presence of large numbers of schistosome eggs in the hepatic tissues.
Synonym(s): Symmers clay pipestem fibrosis, Symmers fibrosis
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