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postnecrotic cirrhosis


Definition: cirrhosis characterized by necrosis involving whole hepatic lobules, with collapse of the reticular framework to form large scars; regeneration nodules are also large; may follow viral or toxic necrosis, or develop as a result of ischemic necrosis.

Synonym(s): necrotic cirrhosis

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