Splenomegaly

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Our Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly)

Medical Definition of Splenomegaly

Splenomegaly: Abnormal enlargement of the spleen. Splenomegaly is a sign of an underlying condition, such as severe liver disease, leukemia, or mononucleosis. Patients with splenomegaly should avoid activities that risk trauma to the abdomen, including contact sports, because of risk of bleeding from the injured spleen.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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