Laennec's cirrhosis

noun
Laen·​nec's cirrhosis
variants: or Laënnec's cirrhosis \ ˈlā-​neks-​ How to pronounce Laënnec's cirrhosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Laennec'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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