Splenomegaly in Portal Hypertension: Causes and Effects

  • Gilles A. Morali
  • Laurence M. Blendis


The spleen has long been a mysterious organ whose function was unknown. Anatomic descriptions of the spleen are found in the works of Aristotle, Hippocrates, in the Talmud and the Bible [1], but its function has only been investigated and understood in the last hundred years.


Portal Hypertension Splenic Artery Portal Pressure Idiopathic Portal Hypertension Portal Venous Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilles A. Morali
  • Laurence M. Blendis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Toronto General HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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