Splenomegaly

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Splenomegaly
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Massively enlarged spleen, the result of extramedullary hematopoiesis, is outlined above. This patient's left upper quadrant appears more full than the corresponding area on the right.
Image courtesy of Charlie Goldberg, M.D., UCSD School of Medicine and VA Medical Center, San Diego, California

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-In-Chief: Gichoya Judy Wawira [2], Moi University School of Medicine

Synonyms and Keywords: Spleen enlargement; enlarged spleen; spleen swelling

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Splenomegaly from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | X Ray | CT | MRI | Echocardiography or Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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