Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome


[Jean Cruveilhier, Fr. pathologist, 1791-1874; Paul Clemens von Baumgarten, Ger. pathologist, 1848-1928]
Cirrhosis of the liver caused by patency of the umbilical or paraumbilical veins and the resultant collateral circulation. It is associated with prominent periumbilical veins, portal hypertension, liver atrophy, and splenomegaly.

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