Comparative study between different diagnostic techniques in huge splenomegaly cases in El-Minia Province.

@article{Wahab1995ComparativeSB,
  title={Comparative study between different diagnostic techniques in huge splenomegaly cases in El-Minia Province.},
  author={M F Abel Wahab and A A El-Kateeb and M R El-Wakeel and Madiha M Maklouf and Tayser A H Younis and T M El-Deeb and Tarek M El-Sharkawy and T H Sallam and Najma A. Ahmed},
  journal={The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={70 1-2},
  pages={37-55}
}
Fifty four patients presenting by huge splenomegaly were admitted to Tropical Medicine Department, El-Minia University Hospital. Tissue biopsy revealed pure bilharziasis due to S. hematobium in 10 (19%) cases, liver cirrhosis in 23 (42%), mixed schistosomiasis and cirrhosis in 8 (15%), hepatoma in 3 (6%), lymphoma in 6 (11%) and hematological diseases in the form of chronic myeloid leukemia in 2 (3.5%) and thalassemia major in 2 (3.5%) cases. The sensitivity and specificity of abdominal… CONTINUE READING