Asplenia (congenital absence of spleen)
Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 April 2013, last major update October 2012
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- 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)
End of Spleen > Congenital anomalies > Asplenia (congenital absence of spleen)
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