Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoid
Polysplenia


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Definition / general
  • Multiple spleens, found as part of heterotaxy syndromes (malpositioning of organs on opposite side of body, e.g. situs inversus)
  • Associated with extrahepatic biliary atresia (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1980;104:212), cardiac abnormalities and developmental anomalies of pancreas, portal vein, inferior vena cava
Case reports
  • 62 year old woman with polysplenia with agenesis of dorsal pancreas and preduodenal portal vein presenting with obstructive jaundice (Br J Radiol 2011;84:e217)
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