Visceromegaly is enlargement of the organs inside the abdomen, such as the liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, or pancreas.
Splenomegaly is a larger-than-normal spleen. The spleen is an organ in the upper left part of the belly.
Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. www.tabers.com/tabersonline. Accessed March 7, 2019.
Enlarged spleen - illustration
Because of its wide variety of functions, the spleen may be affected by many conditions involving the blood or lymph system, and by infection, malignancies, liver disease, and parasites.
Review Date: 2/7/2019
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.