Definition of Hepatomegaly

Hepatomegaly – an enlarged liver. It is a symptom of numerous conditions involving the liver. Its presence or absence has no correlation to the seriousness of the underlying liver disease.

Because hepatomegaly is a symptom rather than a condition, it often resolves when the underlying condition comes under control.

Chronic liver conditions may result in long-term hepatomegaly.

Chronic Liver Conditions

Conditions
amyloidosisanemia
cirrhosiscongestive heart failure
hematochromatosishepatitis
infectionliver cancer
leukemiainfectious mononucleosis
liver disease of alcoholismliver failure
reye’s syndromesarcoidosis
sclerosing cholangitissteatohepatitis

See also HEPATOTOXINSJAUNDICE; MONONUCLEOSIS; PORTAL HYPERTENSION; SPLENOMEGALY.

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