Liver 3cms palpable

  1. Jacobs mum here again

    Jacob is 8 months old now and was dicharged from the hospital aged 6 months after his PICU adventure. We had a letter this week from the Paed at the hospital saying that Jacob has some plagiocephaly (which we knew about) and also that it was noted that his liver is 3cms palpable.

    Is this normal in babies who were premature or can it come as a result from being very poorly?
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  3. by   Jolie
    Quote from jacobsmum
    Jacobs mum here again

    Jacob is 8 months old now and was dicharged from the hospital aged 6 months after his PICU adventure. We had a letter this week from the Paed at the hospital saying that Jacob has some plagiocephaly (which we knew about) and also that it was noted that his liver is 3cms palpable.

    Is this normal in babies who were premature or can it come as a result from being very poorly?
    I don't really know much about this, but wonder if long-term TPN might be a factor.

    Glad to hear he's home where he will thrive!
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    It most definitely could be related to long term TPN. Another possible source of hepatomegaly is heart failure. 3 cm below the costal margin in a small child is significant. I'd worry. Maybe you should ask your pediatrician about it.

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