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an extensive fibrotic reaction within the liver as a result of chronic constrictive pericarditis or prolonged congestive heart failure; true cirrhosis with fibrous bridging of lobules is unusual.
pseudocirrhosis(soo″dō-sĭr-ō′sĭs) [″ + ″]
Any disease or condition that produces signs and symptoms that falsely suggest of cirrhosis (e.g., right-sided heart failure, constrictive pericarditis, or metastatic breast cancer).
a condition suggestive of, but not due to cirrhosis; often due to pericarditis (pericardial pseudocirrhosis).