The term "fibrosis" was purposely chosen instead of the conventional "cirrhosis" because the latter has too many connotations. Observers have displayed a wide diversity of opinion concerning the finer morphology and pathogenesis of the hepatic lesions associated with cardiac disease. There are a number of reasons for this: first, because the lesions were studied from a static rather than a biologic viewpoint; second, because the topography of the lesions was not controlled by serial section; third, because the genesis of the fibrosis was divorced from the vasculature of the liver; and fourth, because the significance of certain phases of
ELI MOSCHCOWITZ. THE MORPHOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF CARDIAC FIBROSIS OF THE LIVER(THE MORPHOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF CARDIAC FIBROSIS OF THE LIVER*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:933–955. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-4-933
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(4):933-955.
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