A 24-year-old member asked:
what does it mean to have an accessory spleen?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jon Krook answered
24 years experience General Surgery
You are normal: 20-30% of the population have accessory spleens. They are normal. You are just lucky to have extra organs!
Answered on Nov 6, 2013
Dr. Matt Malkin answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Second spleen: Many people have a second spleen that shares the same function. This can be good in cases of spleen damage, or bad if spleen removal is necessary to treat low platelet count. Without a spleen, other parts of the body pick up some of the slack.
Answered on Jun 6, 2016
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