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enlargement of the spleen.
congestive splenomegaly splenomegaly secondary to portal hypertension, with ascites, anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, and episodic hemorrhage from the intestinal tract. Called also Banti's disease.
hemolytic splenomegaly enlargement of the spleen associated with hemolytic diseases of the blood.
siderotic splenomegaly splenomegaly with deposit of iron and calcium.
enlargement of the spleen due to passive congestion; sometimes used as a synonym for Banti syndrome.
Banti syndromeA condition characterised by splenomegaly due to obstruction of the portal, hepatic or splenic veins, resulting in portal hypertension, anaemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, gastrointestinal bleeding, variable ascites and jaundice.
con·ges·tive sple·no·meg·a·ly(kŏn-jes'tiv splē-nō-meg'ă-lē)
Enlargement of the spleen due to passive congestion; sometimes used as a synonym for Banti syndrome.
enlargement of the spleen. Is largely without clinical signs but it may be palpated during an examination through the abdominal wall in dogs and cats, rectally in horses and not at all in ruminants. The enlargements may be caused by abscess or neoplasm or there may be a diffuse enlargement caused by accumulation of hemolyzed red cells.
usually the result of trauma or neoplasia.
in animals, most often caused by splenic torsion.
that associated with hemolytic anemia.
splenomegaly with deposit of iron and calcium.
usually caused by congestion or infiltration of the splenic tissue.