Snehal Patel, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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Hepatomegaly

I. Problem/Condition. Hepatomegaly is a condition in which the liver is enlarged, generally greater than 15 centimeters in the midclavicular line. However, normal liver size varies by person depending on the person’s sex, age, height, weight, and body size. Hepatomegaly develops primarily as a result of a pathologic process which should be investigated further. Hepatomegaly…

Liver Nodules

Liver Nodules I. Problem/Condition. Liver nodules are commonly detected in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and can represent a spectrum of potential disease states. II. Diagnostic Approach. A. What is the differential diagnosis for this problem? The differential diagnosis for liver nodules is broad and can be broken down into malignant and non-malignant causes.…

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