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A 48-year-old male asked:

3x spleens detected on ct abdominal scan with dye & contrast - pain in let side got worst when doctor pressed on left side of stomach referred to hospital on waiting list. taking more pain relief.

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Not related per se: Having more than one spleen is not uncommon. Ectopic splenic tissue can be found in the body as two distinct forms: accessory spleens and splenosis. Accessory spleens are congenital, whereas splenosis is an acquired condition defined as autotransplantation of viable splenic tissue as a result of rupture of the spleen. In either case, this is usually not symptomatic.

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