Symmers fibrosis

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Symmers' fibrosis --> pipestem fibrosis

A characteristic pipe-shaped fibrosis formed around hepatic portal veins in some cases of long-continued heavy infection with schistosoma mansoni; thought to be induced by the presence of large numbers of schistosome eggs in the hepatic tissues.

Synonym: Symmers' clay pipestem fibrosis, symmers' fibrosis.