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Medical Term:

Banti syndrome

Pronunciation: bahn'te

Definition: chronic congestive splenomegaly that occurs primarily in children as a sequel to hypertension in the portal or splenic veins, usually as a result of thrombosis in those veins; anemia, splenomegaly, and irregular episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding are usually observed, with ascites, jaundice, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia developing in various combinations.

Synonym(s): Banti disease, splenic anemia

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