- biliary cirrhosis n cirrhosis of the liver due to inflammation or obstruction of the bile ducts resulting in the accumulation of bile in and functional impairment of the liver
* * *cirrhosis caused by obstruction or infection of major extrahepatic or intrahepatic ducts, characterized by jaundice, abdominal pain, steatorrhea, hepatomegaly, and splenomegaly. NOTE: primary biliary cirrhosis is a different condition, not related to this.
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