siderotic splenomegaly


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splenomegaly

 [sple″no-meg´ah-le]
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.

siderotic splenomegaly

an enlarged spleen associated with fibrosis and an excessive accumulation of iron and calcium. The condition is seen in sickle cell disease and hematochromatosis.

splenomegaly

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.

asymmetrical splenomegaly
usually the result of trauma or neoplasia.
congestive splenomegaly
in animals, most often caused by splenic torsion.
hemolytic splenomegaly
that associated with hemolytic anemia.
siderotic splenomegaly
splenomegaly with deposit of iron and calcium.
symmetrical splenomegaly
usually caused by congestion or infiltration of the splenic tissue.