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Hanot-MacMahon-Thannhauser syndrome

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Historical, no longer used term for a so-called xanthomatous biliary cirrhosis.

Hanot first described the ”cirrhose biliaire primitive” in 1875. From this general concept MacMahon and Tannhauser worked out the peculiarities of this syndrome in 1949/1955.


  • H. E. MacMahon, S. J. Tannhauser:
    Xanthomatous biliary cirrhosis (a clinical syndrome).
    Annals of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1949, 30: 121-179.
  • S. J. Tannhauser, H. Magendantz:
    The different clinical groups of xanthomatous diseases; a clinical physiological study of 22 cases.
    Annals of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1938, 11: 1662-1746.

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