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Ascites syndrome, swollen livers, chick
Ascites syndrome, swollen livers, chick

Swollen livers, characterized by rounding of liver margins with prominent hydropericardium are commonly seen on gross pathologic examination. The ascetic fluid from the abdominal cavity has been removed in this image.

Courtesy of Dr. Billy M. Hargis.

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