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Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) (cont.)

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The treatment of splenomegaly essentially depends on the cause of it.

In many conditions, the spleen enlarges a result of performing its normal physiologic function in response to another medical condition, for example, cirrhosis. The main objective is then not necessarily to improve splenomegaly that is a consequence of the disease, but to treat the underlying cause, such as cirrhosis.

In many other situations, such as infections, lymphomas, or leukemias, again the treatment is directed towards the underlying disorder, using antibiotics or chemotherapy.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014

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