Hepatomegaly

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Hepatomegaly is a condition in which the [[Liver|liver]] is enlarged, generally greater than 15 centimetres 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 workup and treatment<ref>Article title: HepatomegalyfckLRWebsite title: Cancer Therapy Advisor RURL: https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/hospital-medicine/hepatomegaly/article/600871/</ref>.
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Hepatomegaly is a condition in which the [[Liver|liver]] is enlarged, generally greater than 15 centimetres 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 workup and treatment<ref>Article title: Hepatomegaly Website title: Cancer Therapy Advisor RURL: https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/hospital-medicine/hepatomegaly/article/600871/</ref>.  
  
 
=== Causes of Hepatomegaly<ref>Article title: Causes of Hepatomegaly Website title: Florida Hospital URL: https://www.floridahospital.com/hepatomegaly/causes-hepatomegaly</ref>  ===
 
=== Causes of Hepatomegaly<ref>Article title: Causes of Hepatomegaly Website title: Florida Hospital URL: https://www.floridahospital.com/hepatomegaly/causes-hepatomegaly</ref>  ===
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Latest revision as of 06:57, 28 November 2018

Hepatomegaly is a condition in which the liver is enlarged, generally greater than 15 centimetres 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 workup and treatment[1].

Contents

Causes of Hepatomegaly[2]

Infective

Congestive

Digestive and infiltrative

Storage disorders

Reference

  1. Article title: Hepatomegaly Website title: Cancer Therapy Advisor RURL: https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/hospital-medicine/hepatomegaly/article/600871/
  2. Article title: Causes of Hepatomegaly Website title: Florida Hospital URL: https://www.floridahospital.com/hepatomegaly/causes-hepatomegaly
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