January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2050
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The article presents a definition for the term "splenomegaly," which refers to the enlargement of the spleen. Causes for splenomegaly include portal hypertension, infections such as autoimmune diseases, and blood disorders. It is frequently associated with anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. Splenomegaly may cause a sense of discomfort in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, mainly after eating.


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