Congenital anomalies
Asplenia (congenital absence of spleen)

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Minor changes: 18 March 2019

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Definition / general
  • Rare, associated with cardiac malformations (80%, usually involving atrioventricular endocardial cushion and ventricular outflow tract), situs inversus, anomalies of blood vessels, lung, abdominal viscera
  • Can present with pneumococcal sepsis (OPSI)
Case reports
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