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Clinicopathological Study of Hepatomegaly in Children Up to 12 yrs (including neonates)

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.4, No. 3)

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Page : 1763-1764

Keywords : Hepatomegaly; splenomegaly; histopathology; liver span; storage disorders;

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Hepatomegaly is the one of the commonest clinical sign in children due to variety of primary or secondary systemic diseases in our country. Aim of the study was to review various clinical pathological factors of hepatomegaly in children up to 12 yrs. This study was undertaken in dept of Pediatrics GGH, Guntur from 2009 to 2012. Children up to 12 yrs were included in the study. detailed history and clinical examination findings were documented. Routine laboratory tests, complete hemograme, LFT, urine analysis, histopathological examination were done. We found most common etiological factor was infections, of which viral hepatitis tops the list. Most common symptom is was fever. Most common associated finding was splenomegaly. Majority of cases had mild hepatomegaly and only few cases had massive hepatomegaly due to rare causes like storage disorders.

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