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Related to nutmeg liver: cardiac cirrhosis, hepatic congestion
chronic passive congestion of the liver, causing accentuation of the lobular pattern with red central and yellow or tan periportal zones.
nutmeg liverA term used by pathologists to describe the appearance of the cut surface of the liver in conditions of persistent blood congestion, as in failure of the right side of the heart.
the appearance given by a chronic passive congestion of the liver; a mosaic of red and gray caused by blood replacement of necrotic periacinar hepatocytes contrasted with areas of grayish, fatty, surviving hepatocytes in the periportal tissue.