Experimental Intrahepatic Portal Embolism Induced by Adult Schistosoma Mansoni

Humberto Menezes Departamento de Patologia, Faculdade de Medicine de Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brasil

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Using lyophilized adult Schistosoma mansoni as emboli, lesions regarded as similar to those of Symmers' fibrosis were produced in the livers of rats. The importance of dead worms in the pathogenesis of hepatic bilharzial fibrosis is emphasized.

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