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The Gordon R. Hennigar Pathology Museum Collection

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Liver: Biliary Atresia
Liver: Biliary Atresia Biliary atresia in 3 y.o. with biliary cirrhosis, esophageal varices and congested spleen. COMMENT: (#36-#37): Biliary cirrhosis--two examples--of the secondary type, i.e., secondary to atresia (or obstruction) of extrahepatic or intrahepatic bile ducts. Both are examples of micronodular cirrhosis. In the first, ectasia of intrahepatic bile ducts can be appreciated. In the second, appreciate the blood-filled submucosal esophageal varices and the enormous spleen with focal subcapsular infarcts (at top) (compare size of spleen with esophagus to appreciate the splenomegaly).