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A 39-year-old member asked:

Advice please? my 2 year old son has an enlarged liver. what can cause this?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Many possibilities: Without knowing a complete history and performing a thorough exam, it's impossible to know what is causing your son's enlarged liver. There are many possible causes of this, including viruses, fat metabolism or storage disorders, impaired venous outflow, biliary tract disorders, and many others. You should consult your child's pediatrician to discuss this.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Enlarged liver: Your child may need a liver biopsy to determine what his problem is. We cannot give you an answer in a forum like this.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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