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Enlarged spleen – splenomegaly

Pathology and causes On physical examination of adults, the spleen should not be palpable. If it can be palpated, this indicates an increase of ≥1.5 times. The degree of enlargement of the spleen is determined by the distance from its defined edge to the left costal arch in centimeters. Causes: infections - bacterial (tuberculosis, typhoid…

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