focal nodular hyperplasia

focal nodular hyperplasia
(FNH) presence of a single benign regenerative nodule in the liver, usually asymptomatic and chiefly in women; it is a firm, highly vascular mass resembling cirrhosis, usually with a stellate fibrous core containing numerous small bile ducts, and having vessels lined by Kupffer cells.

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