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(-mĕg′ă-lē) [″ + megas, large] Enlargement of the spleen. Causes include portal hypertension, infections (such as leishmaniasis), autoimmune diseases, and blood disorders (lymphomas, leukemias, and myeloproliferative disorders). It is frequently associated with anemia, leukopenia, and/or thrombocytopenia. Splenomegaly may cause a sense of discomfort in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, particularly after eating. SEE: spleen
Venes, Donald, editor. "Splenomegaly." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/770616/all/splenomegaly.
Splenomegaly. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/770616/all/splenomegaly. Accessed October 17, 2019.
Splenomegaly. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/770616/all/splenomegaly
Splenomegaly [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/770616/all/splenomegaly.
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