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What conditions can cause a problem with blood flow?

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A problem with blood flow may be due to a variety of conditions, such as:

It might also be caused by veno-occlusive disease, which is a blockage in the small veins in your liver.

  • Congestive heart failure, a condition where the heart doesn't pump blood well
  • Hepatic vein thrombosis, a blockage of veins in your 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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