hepatomegaly


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hep·a·to·meg·a·ly

 (hĕp′ə-tə-mĕg′ə-lē, hĭ-păt′ə-)
n.
Abnormal enlargement of the liver.

hepatomegaly

(ˌhɛpətəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ)
n
(Pathology) an abnormal enlargement of the liver, caused by congestion, inflammation, or a tumour
[C20: from hepato- + New Latin megalia, from Greek megas great]

hep•a•to•meg•a•ly

(ˌhɛp ə toʊˈmɛg ə li, hɪˌpæt ə-)

n.
an abnormal enlargement of the liver, usu. associated with liver or heart disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hepatomegaly - abnormal enlargement of the liverhepatomegaly - abnormal enlargement of the liver  
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Translations
Hepatomegalie

hep·a·to·meg·a·ly

, hepatomegalia
n. hepatomegalia, agrandamiento del hígado.
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Firm, nontender hepatomegaly was noted 8 cm below the right costal margin.
Both will demonstrate hepatomegaly in the acute syndrome and caudate lobe enlargement in the chronic disease.
In these reports, symptoms progressed to jaundice, hepatomegaly, elevation of transaminase levels and hepatitic failure over a period of several days.
Physical examination may reveal jaundice and hepatomegaly.
5%) of 52 adoptees from Ethiopia who had lived in a malaria-endemic region or had hepatomegaly or splenomegaly by clinical history or on physical examination had asymptomatic malaria parasitemia.
Abdominal radiographs revealed hepatomegaly and a coelomic mass of unknown origin.
After two to four days, the feeling of being agitated may be replaced by sleepiness, depression and lassitude, and the abdominal pain may localize to the upper right quadrant, with detectable hepatomegaly (liver enlargement)," said Basheer.
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Chronic arthritis, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly and amyloidosis symptoms were not detected in the patients (Table 2).
All patients had fever as presenting complaint, 83 per cent patients had body ache, 27 per cent had bleeding tendency with upper gastrointestinal bleeding being the commonest, 50 per cent had hepatomegaly ( enlarged liver) or hepatosplenomegaly ( simultaneous enlargement of both the liver and the spleen).
Examination revealed a coarse appendicular tremor (5 - 6 Hz) and choreiform movements of the hands, along with mild hepatomegaly.