pipestem fibrosis(redirected from Symmers clay 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.
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pipestem fibrosisA descriptor for the histologic appearance–portal vein fibrosis with hyaline thickening and tortuosity of vessels of portal spaces in liver involvement by Schistosoma mansoni and S mekongi; schistosomal hepatopathy mimics cirrhosis with hepatosplenomegaly, portal HTN, 2º HTN, and variceal bleeding; native architecture is preserved
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Symmers,William St. Claire, English pathologist, 1863-1937.
Symmers clay pipestem fibrosis - a characteristic pipe-shaped fibrosis formed around hepatic portal veins. Synonym(s): pipestem fibrosis
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