peliosis hepatitis

pe·li·o·sis hep·a·ti·tis

a rare condition in which the liver contains numerous small blood-filled spaces, sometimes lined with endothelium; it may be found incidentally or rupture may cause intraperitoneal hemorrhage.

peliosis hepatitis

[pel′ē·ō′sis]
the presence of blood-filled cavities in the liver. The cavities may become lined by endothelium and may be found in patients who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus or who use oral contraceptives or anabolic steroids.
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