Congenital hepatic fibrosis in 5 dogs.

  title={Congenital hepatic fibrosis in 5 dogs.},
  author={Doug Brown and Thomas J. Van Winkle and Thomas E. Cecere and Simon Rushton and Chiara Brachelente and John M Cullen},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  volume={47 1},
Congenital hepatic fibrosis is a disorder of biliary system development histologically characterized by diffuse periportal to bridging fibrosis with numerous small often-irregular bile ducts and reduction in the number of portal vein branches. The condition results from abnormal development of the ductal plate, the embryonic precursor to the interlobular bile ducts. It has rarely been reported in veterinary species, and it has never been reported in dogs. This article describes 5 cases of a… CONTINUE READING
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