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Is it true that an enlarged spleen is always associated with other diseases?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: No

Some folks have a biggish spleen for no reason.
If disease is present, and if often is especially if the spleen is very large, a good history and physical exam with a CBC and chemical profile will detect it. At autopsy, i've found spleens up to 1000 gm for no obvious reason.

In brief: No

Some folks have a biggish spleen for no reason.
If disease is present, and if often is especially if the spleen is very large, a good history and physical exam with a CBC and chemical profile will detect it. At autopsy, i've found spleens up to 1000 gm for no obvious reason.
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