chronic congestive splenomegaly that occurs primarily in children as a sequel to hypertension in the portal or splenic veins, usually as a result of thrombosis in those veins; anemia, splenomegaly, and irregular episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding are usually observed, with ascites, jaundice, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia developing in various combinations.
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.
[Guido Banti, It. physician, 1852–1925]
A syndrome combining anemia, splenic enlargement, hemorrhage, and, ultimately, cirrhosis; secondary to portal hypertension.
Banti,Guido, Italian physician, 1852-1925.
Banti disease - Synonym(s): Banti syndrome
Banti syndrome - chronic congestive splenomegaly occurring primarily in children as a sequel to hypertension in the portal or splenic veins. Synonym(s): Banti disease; splenic anemia