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What causes abnormal growths relative to an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly)?

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Abnormal growths may cause an enlarged liver. These may be due to:

  • Cysts
  • Tumors that start in or spread to the liver

From: Enlarged Liver (Hepatomegaly) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital Boston: "Liver Failure."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Liver Disease: Common Characteristics of Liver Disease."

Riley Hospital for Children: "Enlarged Liver/Spleen."

Merck Manual: "Cirrhosis."

Pediatric Education: "What Is the Differential Diagnosis of Hepatomegaly?"

Yu, Y.M. February 2004. American Diabetes Care,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital Boston: "Liver Failure."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Liver Disease: Common Characteristics of Liver Disease."

Riley Hospital for Children: "Enlarged Liver/Spleen."

Merck Manual: "Cirrhosis."

Pediatric Education: "What Is the Differential Diagnosis of Hepatomegaly?"

Yu, Y.M. February 2004. American Diabetes Care,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

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