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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sple·no·meg·a·ly

, splenomegalia (splē'nō-meg'ă-lē, -mĕ-gā'lē-ă),
Enlargement of the spleen.
Synonym(s): megalosplenia
[spleno- + G. megas (megal-), large]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

splenomegaly

(splē′nō-mĕg′ə-lē, splĕn′ō-)
n. pl. splenomega·lies
Enlargement of the spleen.
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splenomegaly

Enlarged spleen Enlargement of spleen for any reason, which is usually a manifestation of underlying disease; the only specific finding in splenomegaly is dragging sensation in the upper right quadrant; megalic spleens may reach 4.0+ kg–eg, in agnogenic myeloid metaplasia
Splenomegaly
Congestion Cirrhosis, CHF, thrombosis of portal or splenic veins
Infection
• Bacteria Brucellosis, infective carditis agents, syphilis, TB, typhoid fever
• Fungi Histoplasmosis
• Parasites Echinococcosis, leishmaniasis, malaria, schistosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, trypanosomiasis
• Viruses CMV, EBV
Inflammatory/immune-related Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE
Hematopoietic disease/Lymphoid function
• Malignant Leukemias, eg ALL, CLL, myeloproliferative disorders–eg agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, CML, multiple myeloma, polycythemia vera; lymphomas–Hodgkin's disease, NHL
• Nonmalignant Hemolytic anemia, histiocytosis, ITP
Storage diseases Gaucher's disease, mucopolysaccharidosis, Niemann-Pick disease
Etc Amyloidosis, cysts, hypersplenism, metastases, primary tumors
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sple·no·meg·a·ly

, splenomegalia (splēnō-megă-lē, -mĕ-gālē-ă)
Enlargement of the spleen.
Synonym(s): megalosplenia.
[spleno- + G. megas (megal-), large]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

splenomegaly

SPLEEN ENLARGEMENT.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Splenomegaly

Abnormal enlargement of the spleen. Splenomegaly is a major diagnostic criterion of PV.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sple·no·meg·a·ly

, splenomegalia (splēnō-megă-lē, -mĕ-gālē-ă)
Enlargement of the spleen.
[spleno- + G. megas (megal-), large]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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