Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Known hepatic cirrhosis. Follow up scan.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Moderate splenomegaly. The spleen measures 22cm in length.

It dwarfs the neighboring normal left kidney.

Case Discussion

The causes of splenomegaly are multiple.  It is most commonly assessed and observed with ultrasound.

In this case it is enlarged due to portal hypertension from lond standing liver cirrhosis.

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Case information

rID: 52825
Published: 22nd Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Haematology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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