Laennec's cirrhosis

noun

Laen·​nec's cirrhosis
variants or Laënnec's cirrhosis
: hepatic cirrhosis in which increased connective tissue spreads out from the portal spaces compressing and distorting the lobules, causing impairment of liver function, and ultimately producing the typical hobnail liver

called also portal cirrhosis

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“Laennec's cirrhosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Laennec%27s%20cirrhosis. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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