Disease Information for Splenomegaly, congestive, chronic

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Spoon nails/soft/translucent
Abdominal Distension
Abdominal distension/protrusion/sign
Abdominal Distention
Abdominal Mass
Abdominal Mass in Elderly
Left Flank Pain
Left Upper Quadrant Pain/Tenderness
Mass in LUQ
Splenic flexure pain/syndrome
Upper Abdominal Mass
Upper Abdominal Pain
Massive splenomegaly
Splenomegaly
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Neutrophiles (Lab)
Platelet count (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/Spleen tissue/abnormal
Isotope Scan
Isotope/RBC Spleen Sequestration
CT Scan
CT Scan/Spleen abnormal/ABD
CT Scan/Spleen enlarged
Ultrasound
Ultrasound/Abdomen Abnormal
Ultrasound/Abdomen and pelvis abnormal
Ultrasound/Upper abdomen abnormal
Ultrasound/Spleen abnormal
Ultrasound/Spleen enlarged
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Felty's syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Felty's syndrome
Gastric varices
Hypersplenism
Splenomegaly congestive, chronic
Thrombocytopenia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Spleen/thymus/RES/immune system (category)
Process
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Chron congestive splenamegaly, Chronic congestive splenamegaly, Chronic congestive splenamegaly (disorder), chronic congestive splenomegaly, Chronic congestive splenomegaly (disorder), splenomegaly congestive chronic, Synonym/Banti's syndrome, Synonym/Fibrocongestive splenomegaly, Synonym/Splenic anemia, nonfamilial
Definition

Banti"s Syndrome; Banti"s Disease; Hypersplenism;

Banti syndrome is a disorder of the spleen; In the case of Banti syndrome, the spleen rapidly but prematurely destroys blood cells; This syndrome is characterized by abnormal enlargement of the spleen (splenomegaly) due to obstruction of blood flow in some veins and abnormally increased blood pressure (hypertension) within the veins of the liver (eg, hepatic or portal veins) or the spleen (splenic veins); The disorder may be due to any number of different factors causing obstruction of portal, hepatic, or splenic veins including abnormalities present at birth (congenital) of such veins, blood clots, or various underlying disorders causing inflammation and obstruction of veins (vascular obstruction) of the liver----------[NORD 2005]------------

Banti"s disease Also known as: Banti"s syndrome; Banti-Senator disease; Senator syndrome; Chronic congestive splenomegaly, cirrhotic splenomegaly, congestive splenomegaly, fibrocongestive splenomegaly, hepatolienal fibrosis, nonfamilial splenic anaemia, spleen-liver syndrome, splenic anaemia; A syndrome of anemia, congestive splenic enlargement, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, gasterointestinal hemorrhages, portal cirrhosis, obstruction of splenic, portal, or intrahepatic veins and ultimately cirrhosis of liver; Epitaxis in 30 % of cases; Considered secondary to portal hypertension; May occur in childhood, most frequently in females under 35 years of age, and affects either sex; Insidious or sudden onset; There is some disagreement among authors as to the terms Banti"s disease and Banti"s syndrome---------[whonamedit_com 2005]----------

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