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March 1980

Liver Enlargement in Long-term Hemodialysis Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Nephrology (Drs Blum, Tchetchik, and Aviram) and Pathology (Dr Schujman), Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(3):343-344. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330150057016

• Hepatomegaly was observed in most of the patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis treatment. This was confirmed and quantitated by isotope liver scanning. Liver size was normal in uremic nondialyzed patients. Common causes for liver enlargement were excluded in all reported cases, and there was no evidence for liver disease as judged by functional tests and liver histology.

(Arch Intern Med 140:343-344, 1980)