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Please, can any one tell me how you examination for splenomegaly in huge ascites?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Ultrasound

It can be difficult to examine on a physical.
There are some techniques such as ballotment where you try to bounce your hand through the fluid. Ultrasound or ct scan are much more accurate for evaluation of the spleen if there is ascites.

In brief: Ultrasound

It can be difficult to examine on a physical.
There are some techniques such as ballotment where you try to bounce your hand through the fluid. Ultrasound or ct scan are much more accurate for evaluation of the spleen if there is ascites.
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