Banti syndrome

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Ban·ti syn·drome

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 syndrome

A 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.

Banti syndrome

[Guido Banti, It. physician, 1852–1925]
A syndrome combining anemia, splenic enlargement, hemorrhage, and, ultimately, cirrhosis; secondary to portal hypertension.


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
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