Banti’s syndrome

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Definition

Banti's syndrome is also referred to as Banti's disease is a persistent congestive enlargement of the spleen causing in the untimely damage of the red blood cells by the spleen. Though in the past Banti's syndrome describes patients with hypersplenism, splenomegaly and portal hypertension with no cirrhosis and with no occlusion of the portal venous system.

Symptoms and Signs

Blood in vomit Melena Weakness Flatulence Diarrhea Abdominal pain Abdominal distress Vague indigestion Nosebleed Pallor Mild jaundice Brown skin pigmentation Sallow skin Liver is enlarged Spleen is enlarged Anemia Flapping hand tremor Muscle wasting Ascites Swelling Leukopenia Cirrhosis of the liver Portal vein hypertension increased

Pathogenesis

Some type of disruptive pathology in the gateway, splenic and hepatic vein is the essential pathology and it results to the blockage of venous blood flow originating in the spleen into the heart. The anomalies present at birth of particular blood clots, veins or initial disorder is the cause of such blockage that results to swelling and blockage of veins of the liver.

Complications

Gastrointestinal hemorrhage - refers to any type of hemorrhage or loss of blood in the gastrointestinal tract starting from the pharynx to the rectum. It has different causes and medical history also physical tests generally characterized among the primary types.

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