hepatomegaly


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hepatomegaly

 [hep″ah-to-meg´ah-le]
enlargement of the liver.

hep·a·to·meg·a·ly

, hepatomegalia (hep'ă-tō-meg'ă-lē, -mĕ-gā'lē-ă),
Enlargement of the liver.
[hepato- + G. megas, large]

hepatomegaly

/hep·a·to·meg·a·ly/ (hep″ah-to-meg´ah-le) enlargement of the liver.

hepatomegaly

(hĕp′ə-tə-mĕg′ə-lē, hĭ-păt′ə-)
n.
Abnormal enlargement of the liver.

hepatomegaly

(hĕp′ə-tə-mĕg′ə-lē, hĭ-păt′ə-)
n.
Abnormal enlargement of the liver.

hepatomegaly

[hep′ətōmeg′əlē]
Etymology: Gk, hēpar + megas, large
abnormal enlargement of the liver that is usually a sign of disease, often discovered by percussion and palpation as part of a physical examination. In hepatomegaly the liver is easily palpable below the ribs in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen and may be tender to the touch. Hepatomegaly may be caused by hepatitis or other infection; fatty infiltration, as in alcoholism; biliary obstruction; or malignancy.

hepatomegaly

Enlarged liver Medtalk Etiology Acute hepatitis, alcoholic fatty infiltration, bile obstruction, CA. Cf Splenomegaly.

hep·a·to·meg·a·ly

, hepatomegalia (hep'ă-tō-meg'ă-lē, -mĕ-gā'lē-ă)
Enlargement of the liver.
Synonym(s): megalohepatia.

hepatomegaly

Enlargement of the liver. Possible causes include HEPATITIS, HEART FAILURE, secondary cancer, constrictive PERICARDITIS, LYMPHOMA, LEUKAEMIA, amoebic abscess, MALARIA, KALA AZAR and SCHISTOSOMIASIS.

Hepatomegaly

General swelling of the liver.

hep·a·to·meg·a·ly

, hepatomegalia (hep'ă-tō-meg'ă-lē, -mĕ-gā'lē-ă)
Enlargement of the liver.

hepatomegaly

enlargement of the liver.
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On physical examination, muffled heart sounds without murmur, venous dilatation of the extremities, neck vein distension, hepato-jugular reflux, significant hepatomegaly and abdominal ascites were detected.
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BACKGROUND: Presentation with a firm type of chronic hepatomegaly of multifactorial etiology is common among school-age children in sub-Saharan Africa.