Hypertension in the portal or splenic veins causing chronic congestive enlargment of the spleen. Characterized by anemia, jaundice, leukopenia, splenomegaly, ascites, thrombocytopenia and gastrointestinal bleeding. Red blood cells in the spleen are destroyed early.
Cause(s) : Obstructive pathology in the portal, hepatic or splenic vein stopping blood flow from spleen to heart.
Abdominal Pain and distress
Brown skin pigmentation
Blood in vomit
Pallor (yellowish skin) and mild jaundice
Ascites (accumulation of fluid in peritoneal region)
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