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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The clinical signs of secondary iron overload like hepatomegaly, abnormal liver function tests and signs of heart failure are also important clues and should be checked.
More rarely, hepatic fatty infiltration with hepatomegaly, abnormal results of liver function tests and pathologic evidence of hepatocellular damage can be found.