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Enlarged spleen – causes

Causes of enlarged spleen. Splenomegaly can be defined as a volume increase of the spleen, in varying degrees detectable clinically by palpation of the abdomen, or through various imaging exams. Any palpable spleen is considered to be pathological. Splenomegaly may take different aspects in terms of size, from a discreet enlarged spleen to a spleen that can […]


December 7, 2011, Spleen
Spleen trauma – symptoms, treatment

Spleen trauma. The spleen is located in the left upper quadrant (anterolateral abdominal region located immediately below the last rib) in a lodge that bears its name (splenic lodge). The spleen is an organ with multiple functions, of which the most significant are: – The function of defense; – Autoimmunity function – the synthesis of antibodies; […]


November 28, 2011, Spleen
Spleen and its diseases – symptoms, treatment

The spleen is an organ more precious than normally thought. The spleen weighs 200 grams, is located in the left hypochondrium (subcostal), is usually impalpable and painless. Spleen in the body has the following functions: regulates blood flow in the abdomen, draining it into the portal vein; is a reservoir of blood, the blood is mobilized […]


August 29, 2011, Spleen