Stauffer syndrome

Stauffer syndrome is paraneoplastic nephrogenic hepatomegaly. It most commonly occurs in the setting of renal cell carcinoma, and is the enlargement of the liver without hepatic metastases. It is a cause of cholestasis and cholestatic jaundice

History and etymology

It is named after Maurice H Stauffer, American gastroenterologist, working at the Mayo Clinic, who first described it in 1961.

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Article information

rID: 15038
Section: Syndromes
Tag: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Stauffer's syndrome
  • Nephrogenic hepatomegaly
  • Non metastatic hepatic dysfunction in renal cell carcinoma

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