Cite this page: Mansouri J. Polysplenia. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleenpolysplenia.html. Accessed August 3rd, 2020.
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
- 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)