fibrosis

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fibrosis

the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing

fibrosis

[fī′brō·səs]
(medicine)
Growth of fibrous connective tissue in an organ or part in excess of that naturally present.
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Conclusion: Congenital hepatic fibrosis was not uncommon in our population having high rate of consanguinity and most of them were familial cases.
Liver involvement is a result of congenital hepatic fibrosis or Caroli disease, which may progress to portal hypertension, hypersplenism with resultant thrombocytopenia and recurrent ascending cholangitis (Caroli syndrome).
Finally, when DPM-like structures are present on biopsy samples, fibropolycystic diseases, such as congenital hepatic fibrosis and Caroli syndrome, may enter the histologic differential diagnosis (Figure 3, A and B).
Keeleigh, of Bridgwater, Somerset, was diagnosed with rare congenital hepatic fibrosis liver disease and autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease when she was 14 months old.

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