Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Swollen Liver Evaluation

The evaluation of hepatomegaly begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings that may accompany liver enlargement include:

Physical findings of severe liver disease may include:

Moderate to severe enlargement of the liver may be detected during physical examination. Usually, CT scanning of the abdomen or MRI scanning of the abdomen is required to detect mild enlargement.

Tests that may be used to evaluate hepatomegaly include:

Imaging studies that may be used to evaluate hepatomegaly include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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