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Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) (cont.)

Outlook

In general, the outlook for an enlarged spleen largely depends on the condition that is causing it.

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine

REFERENCES: eMedicine.com; "Splenomegaly."

O'Reilly, RA. Splenomegaly in 2,505 patients at a large university medical center from 1913 to 1995. 1963 to 1995: 449 patients. West J Med 1998; 169:88.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014

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