Hepatomegaly

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Hepatomegaly is a condition in which the liver is enlarged, generally greater than 15 centimeters in the midclavicular line. However, normal liver size varies by person depending on the person’s sex, age, height, weight, and body size. Hepatomegaly develops primarily as a result of a pathologic process which should be investigated further. Hepatomegaly may be suggested from the physical examination or found on imaging studies. Like any physical or radiologic finding, the clinical context of this finding should guide further work-up and treatment<ref>Article title: Hepatomegaly
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Hepatomegaly is a condition in which the [[liver|liver]] is enlarged, generally greater than 15 centimeters in the midclavicular line. However, normal liver size varies by person depending on the person’s sex, age, height, weight, and body size. Hepatomegaly develops primarily as a result of a pathologic process which should be investigated further. Hepatomegaly may be suggested from the physical examination or found on imaging studies. Like any physical or radiologic finding, the clinical context of this finding should guide further work-up and treatment<ref>Article title: HepatomegalyfckLRWebsite title: Cancer Therapy AdvisorfckLRURL: https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/hospital-medicine/hepatomegaly/article/600871/</ref>.<br>  
Website title: Cancer Therapy Advisor
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URL: https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/hospital-medicine/hepatomegaly/article/600871/</ref>.<br>  
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= Causes of Hepatomegaly&nbsp;<ref>Article title: Causes of HepatomegalyfckLRWebsite title: Florida HospitalfckLRURL: https://www.floridahospital.com/hepatomegaly/causes-hepatomegaly</ref>  =
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=== Causes of Hepatomegaly<ref>Article title: Causes of HepatomegalyfckLRWebsite title: Florida HospitalfckLRURL: https://www.floridahospital.com/hepatomegaly/causes-hepatomegaly</ref>  ===
  
<u>'''1- infective&nbsp;'''</u>  
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==== '''infective&nbsp;'''<u</u> ====
  
cholangitis
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*[[Cholangitis|Cholangitis]]
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*[[Amoebiasis|Amoebiasis]]
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*[[Malaria|Malaria]]
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*[[Echinococcosis|Echinococcosis]]
  
amoebiasis
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==== Congestive<u</u>  ====
  
malaria
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*[[Cardiomyopathy|Cardiomyopathy]]
  
echinococcosis
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==== Digestive and infiltrative  ====
  
<u>'''2 - congestive'''</u>
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*[[Lymphomas|Lymphomas]]
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*Multiple [[myeloma|myeloma]]
  
cardiomyopathy
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==== Storage disorders  ====
  
<u>'''3 - digestive and infiltrative'''</u>  
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*[[Gaucher's disease|Gaucher's disease]]
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*[[Amyloidosis|Amyloidosis]]&nbsp;
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*[[Niemann-Pick disease|Niemann-Pick diseases]]<br>
  
lymphomas
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=== Reference  ===
  
multiple myeloma
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<u>'''4 - storage disorders'''</u>  
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Gaucher's disease
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amyloidosis&nbsp;
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Niemann-Pick diseases&nbsp;
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Revision as of 06:55, 28 November 2018

Hepatomegaly is a condition in which the liver is enlarged, generally greater than 15 centimeters in the midclavicular line. However, normal liver size varies by person depending on the person’s sex, age, height, weight, and body size. Hepatomegaly develops primarily as a result of a pathologic process which should be investigated further. Hepatomegaly may be suggested from the physical examination or found on imaging studies. Like any physical or radiologic finding, the clinical context of this finding should guide further work-up and treatment[1].

Contents

Causes of Hepatomegaly[2]

infective <u</u>

Congestive<u</u>

Digestive and infiltrative

Storage disorders

Reference

  1. Article title: HepatomegalyfckLRWebsite title: Cancer Therapy AdvisorfckLRURL: https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/hospital-medicine/hepatomegaly/article/600871/
  2. Article title: Causes of HepatomegalyfckLRWebsite title: Florida HospitalfckLRURL: https://www.floridahospital.com/hepatomegaly/causes-hepatomegaly

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