Definition of Banti's syndrome
1. Noun. A disease characterized by congestion and enlargement of the spleen; accompanied by anemia or cirrhosis.
Medical Definition of Banti's syndrome
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 of the veins; anaemia, splenomegaly, and irregular episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding are usually observed, with ascites, jaundice, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia developing in various conbinations.
Synonym: Banti's disease, splenic anaemia.
(05 Mar 2000)
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