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Splenomegaly: Quiz


Question 1: They should also receive annual ________.
2009 flu pandemic vaccinePandemrixH5N1 clinical trialsInfluenza vaccine

Question 2: cirrhosis
congestive heart failure
hepatic vein obstruction
portal vein obstruction
splenic vein obstruction
Infections hepatic schistosomiasis
hepatic echinococcosis
Esophageal varicesBudd-Chiari syndromeHepatic veno-occlusive diseasePortal hypertension

Question 3: It is therefore not surprising that splenomegaly is associated with any ________ process that involves abnormal red blood cells being destroyed in the spleen.

Question 4: Long-term prophylactic ________ may be given in certain cases.
ATC code J01Nucleic acid inhibitorAntibioticAntibiotic misuse

Question 5: Splenomegaly is an enlargement of the spleen, which usually lies in the left upper quadrant (LUQ) of the ________.
TorsoLigamentHuman abdomenPeritoneum

Question 6: Splenomegaly is usually associated with increased workload (such as in ________), which suggests that it is a response to hyperfunction.
SpherocytosisHemolytic anemiaGlucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiencyParoxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

Question 7: Symptoms may include abdominal pain, chest pain, chest pain similar to pleuratic pain when stomach, bladder or bowels are full, back pain, early satiety due to splenic encroachment, or the symptoms of ________ due to accompanying cytopenia.
Pernicious anemiaAplastic anemiaIron deficiency anemiaAnemia

Question 8: Other common causes include congestion due to portal hypertension and infiltration by ________ and lymphomas.
Acute biphenotypic leukaemiaLeukemiaLeukemoid reactionHematological malignancy


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