Splenomegaly

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In medicine, splenomegaly is "enlargement of the spleen."[1]

Physical examination

Meaning

Among patients with cirrhosis, a palpable spleen is associated with having large esophageal varices.[2]

References

  1. Anonymous (2015), Splenomegaly (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Sarangapani A, Shanmugam C, Kalyanasundaram M, Rangachari B, Thangavelu P, Subbarayan JK (2010 Jan-Mar). "Noninvasive prediction of large esophageal varices in chronic liver disease patients.". Saudi J Gastroenterol 16 (1): 38-42. DOI:10.4103/1319-3767.58767. PMID 20065573. Research Blogging.