NOBLE O. FOWLER JR., M.D.
During the past few years, we have noted several instances of palpable spleen in patients with chronic cardiac decompensation; no other reason for splenic enlargement was found in these cases.
It has long been a general impression that the spleen does not become palpably enlarged as a result of congestive heart failure alone. As a corollary of this, it has been felt further that if the spleen is palpable in a case of heart failure, some complication should be suspected. This statement was made by Held1 in his discussion on splenomegaly, and the same opinion was voiced by Rolleston.2 Talley
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FOWLER NO. SPLENOMEGALY IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE(SPLENOMEGALY IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE*). Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:733–737. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-5-733
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(5):733-737.
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