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Pathologists have a peculiar penchant for naming various diseases after foods.  These range from the tasty chocolate cysts of the ovaries to tantalizing nutmeg of the liver.

Anchovy Paste-Describes the appearance of the Amoebic parasitic infection of the liver. It forms an abscess with a characteristic gray pasty appearance, reminiscent of anchovy paste. 

Chocolate Cysts of the Ovary-Endometriosis occurring within the ovary leads to progressive and blood clot formation. 

Nutmeg Liver-Appearance of a liver with chronic passive congestion

Last Updated 11/11/2001

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