A 41-year-old male asked:
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could a ugi determine a enlarged spleen ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: An UGI may incidentally note something pressing on the left side of the stomach and raise the suspicion of an enlarged spleen. A ct scan or abdominal ultrasound would be able to confirm the diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anatomy: No. The spleen is not inside the GI tract.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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