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
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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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Clinico-pathological evaluation of restrictive cardiomyopathy (endomyocardial fibrosis and idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy) in India.
However, it is difficult to know whether the thrombi are secondary to the underlying endocarditis or endomyocardial fibrosis. There is no consensus regarding the treatment of cardiac thrombosis in association with BD.
Cardiac involvement is relatively uncommon (2) and may present in the form of pericarditis, conduction system disturbances, coronary arteritis, intracavitary thrombosis, endomyocardial fibrosis or valvular insufficiency (3).
Myocardial and endocardial involvement in tuberculous constrictive pericarditis: difficulty in biopsy distinction from endomyocardial fibrosis as a cause of restrictive heart disease.