hepatomegaly, abnormal

hepatomegaly, abnormal (hep´ə-tōmeg´əlē),

n an enlargement of the liver that is usually a sign of liver disease. It is usually discovered by percussion and palpation as part of a physical examination. It may be caused by hepatitis, fatty infiltration, alcoholism, biliary obstruction, or malignancy.
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More rarely, hepatic fatty infiltration with hepatomegaly, abnormal results of liver function tests and pathologic evidence of hepatocellular damage can be found.