Spleen
Congenital anomalies
Asplenia (congenital absence of spleen)

Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 February 2018, last major update October 2012

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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