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Is it possible to have 2 spleens?

Chaudhrey's disease: Polysplenia is congenital condition in which there are a # of accessory spleens. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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What is the spleen?

What is the spleen?

Organ in abdomen: The spleen is an abdominal organ under the diaphragm on the left side. It resembles a large lymph node and filters the blood. It removes spent red blood cells and recycles iron, it synthesizes antibodies an removes bacteria and serves as a reservoir for blood.without it people are more prone to infections. ...Read more

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How big is the spleen?

How big is the spleen?

For Adults: It could be 12 cm (females) or 13 cm (males) or less for normal size of spleen. ...Read more

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Why is the spleen brown?

Why is the spleen brown?

Rather purple: By virtue of its function, it mainly recycles red blood cells, stores other blood cellular elements, as white blood cells and platelets, and has a function in the immune system. The liver is brown though ...Read more

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How heavy is the spleen?

How heavy is the spleen?

About 6 oz(~180 gms): That's the average weight in a healthy adult , weight can vary with different states, infection for instance, when the spleen enlarges to fight it, or disease states affecting the spleen itself, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can a spleen regenerate?

Can a spleen regenerate?

Yes: Spleen can regenerate by various mechanisms. Spleen once injured by trauma can implant itself in different parts of the abdomen, known as splenosis. Process similar to this can occur after the body recovers from serious infections. If the spleen is removed in it's entirety by surgery then the likely of regeneration is next to nothing. ...Read more

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What does your spleen do?

What does your spleen do?

Many important: In addition to having a fun name to pronounce, the spleen filters and helps recycle blood cells, and helps fight certain types of infections. Here is some further information on the spleen. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-spleen. ...Read more

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Can your spleen grow back?

Can your spleen grow back?

It's happened!: One person in four has one or more miniature spleens. After therapeutic splenectomy, they regrow sometimes as big as the original, frustrating the surgeon -- or if the spleen is removed because of accidental injury, it's good news. ...Read more

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Torn spleen, what to do now?

Torn spleen, what to do now?

See a surgeon ...: promptly. General or trauma surgeons care for patients with abdominal injuries, including splenic lacerations. Many stable patients can be treated with bedrest and observation, and the spleen will scar back together. Unstable patients go to operation with either removal of the spleen (splenectomy) or repair of the spleen (splenorrhaphy). ...Read more

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Cure of enlargement of spleen?

First we need to: Know why the spleen is enlarged. Then treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more