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nutmeg liver 

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nutmeg

PATHOLOGY

A descriptive term for a liver with chronic passive congestion, a hepatopathy due to cardiac decompensation and failure, the appearance of which bears a striking visual verisimilitude to a cut nutmeg; if the congestion is severe, these changes may be accompanied by haemorrhagic necrosis

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gross appearance of nutmeg liver

Pathology Intense congestion with deep red, centrilobular zone, sharply demarcated from the pale tan peripheral zones corresponding to the liver plates due to stasis and fatty degeneration of the liver; the central veins are dilated and congested, the sinusoids are widened by extravasated red cells and thickened arterial walls, and hepatocyte atrophy–shrunken eosinophilic cells with pyknotic nuclei

 

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