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Etiological and Clinical Patterns of Isolated Hepatomegaly at Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Chanchal Kumar Ghosh, Fakhrul Islam, Ershaduddin Ahmed, Dilip Kumar Ghosh, Azizul Haque, QT Islam, MA Zahir

Citation Information : Kumar Ghosh C, Islam F, Ahmed E, Kumar Ghosh D, Haque A, Islam Q, Zahir M. Etiological and Clinical Patterns of Isolated Hepatomegaly at Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2012; 2 (1):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1021

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2012


Abstract

Background: Hepatomegaly, a common clinical finding, is usually associated with splenomegaly. However, sometimes there may be isolated hepatomegaly without splenomegaly in different pathological conditions. An account of that at Rajshahi, Bangladesh has been given in this study. Materials and methods: This prospective study was carried out in different medicine units of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi, Bangladesh on consecutive 100 hospitaladmitted patients having isolated hepatomegaly. Results: Most common cause of isolated hepatomegaly was liver abscess (34.0%) followed by congestive cardiac failure (30.0%). Viral hepatitis accounted for about 14% cases of isolated hepatomegaly. Fatty liver and hepatocellular carcinoma were also responsible for isolated hepatomegaly in some patients. Conclusion: Taken together, isolated hepatomegaly varies from comparatively benign condition like fatty liver to fatal condition like hepatocellular carcinoma. Multicenter study with large sample size is warranted to develop more insights about diagnosis and management of isolated hepatomegaly.


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