R16.2: Hepatomegaly with splenomegaly, not elsewhere classified

Your liver and spleen are enlarged.

The liver is an important organ on the top right of the abdomen. Nutrients from food are processed in the liver. Fats and sugars are formed and stored in the liver. The liver is thus involved in the metabolism. The liver also produces many proteins for the body. The proteins are important for blood clotting, for example. Other proteins convey substances through the body or keep fluid in the blood vessels. The liver also helps to detoxify the body. The liver produces bile fluid so that toxic substances can be excreted. Bile fluid is also important for digesting fats.

The spleen is on the top left side of the abdomen. Old blood cells are broken down in the spleen. Furthermore, defense cells are stored. If the defense cells are needed, they are then released from the spleen into the blood.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information

Note

This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.

Source

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