Home » hiccups » Currently Reading:

What is the medical term for enlargement of the spleen?

Tags: , 8 Comments

Splenomegaly is an enlargement of the spleen beyond its normal size. Symptoms include inability to eat a large meal and hiccups. Any comments?

Related Posts

Currently there are "8 comments" on this Question:

  1. Reita says:

    What is the Medical term meaning abnormal enlargement of the atrium. Atriomegaly. What is the medical term meaning softening of the spleen. splenomalacia

  2. Amber says:

    The duodenum is the first part of the small intestines.When you click on this site, go down pass where thepicture Figure #1099 is. (This picture shows howthe pancreas is surrounded partially by the intestines)There it explains the location of where the lesion islocated:The head of the pancreas is lodged within the curve ofthe duodenum. Its upper border is overlapped by thesuperior part of the duodenum. The angle of junctionof the lower and left lateral borders froms a prolongation,termed the UNCINATE PROCESS. In the grove betweenthe duodenum and the right lateral and lower borders infront are the anastomosing superior and inferior pancreaticoduodenal arteries. You can see that this is similar to what they have saidin the test results. This is the location of the lesion( abnormal tissue) or dysplasia (abnormal cells) thatthey found. If you want to see a better, more up close picture, youcan click on this link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncinate_process_of_pancreasNumber 2…uncinate process of pancreasNumber 12 is the duodenumThey are calling this dysplasia. Abnormal tissue or cellsare usually the first sign that it may turn into cancer…butit is not as yet. At least they are not stating that it iscancer, after the biopsy they did. Since they are statingit is high grade…it means that it really abnormal. I hope this is of some help. The biopsy would be moreof a determination of the true diagnosis because theyare looking at the actual tissue of the area and not justfilms (pictures) of it.

  3. Audrie says:

    what are the symptoms of spleen enlargement ?

  4. Refugio says:

    splenomegaly-enlargement of the spleen The enlargement of the spleen is known as: splenomegaly ü Splenomegaly More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_medical_term_meaning_abnormal_enlargement_of_the_spleen

  5. Gracia says:


  6. Shaunna says:

    The spleen filters infection from the blood as it circulates through the body. The medical term for an enlarged spleen is splenomegaly. Spleen enlargement Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_5377199_causes-spleen-enlargement.html

Comment on this Article:

Related Posts

What is the clap a slang term for?


What is the medical benefit of a circumcision?


What is GYT the medical symptom?


What is the medical reason for a circumcision?


What are some non medical ways to deck with anxiety in a relationship?


What is the technical term for sleep walking and what is recommended for people who do sleep walk?


Are there any medical side effects to waking someone up who is sleep walking?


What causes night terrors in medical terms?


What is the scientific term for someone who sleep walks?


What is the scientific term for sleepwalking?