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What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about accessory spleen in a spleen?

Lucky you: It's quite common to have a mini-spleen in the hilum of your big one. It's of no concern. ...Read more

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U/s showed accessory spleen on my kidney, how is that possible?

U/s showed accessory spleen on my kidney, how is that possible?

Congential : It's not really "on the kidney" is near the kidney. An accessory spleen can develop at birth and does not usually cause any harm or symptoms. It is usually found from abdominal x-rays like a ct scan, or a surgery on other abdominal organs. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with accessory spleen at 6 months, but had a normal spleen at 2 months? What can cause this?

My daughter was diagnosed with accessory spleen at 6 months, but had a normal spleen at 2 months? What can cause this?

Normal variant: A significant number of people ~ 8-10% of the general population, according to one source, may have accessory spleens. In most, they remain undiagnosed unless an imaging study is done for some reason. There is generally no medical side effect in most cases. ...Read more

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Had CT scan w/ contrast in march & it showed no accessory spleen. Had recent scan w/o contrast that now shows an accessory spleen. Which is correct?

Had CT scan w/ contrast in march & it showed no accessory spleen. Had recent scan w/o contrast that now shows an accessory spleen. Which is correct?

No difference: One reader of ct may have overlooked accessory spleen or splenule which can be quite small or did not report it because of lack of importance. The major spleen does most of work for body. Accessory spleen has very minor function. It's only importance if interpreted wrongly as some other mass or if need splenectomy and accessory spleen is left behind. In most cases it is of little importance. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be mistaken for an accessory spleen in an abdominal CT scan?

Is there anything that can be mistaken for an accessory spleen in an abdominal CT scan?

Lucky you-you got 2: There is probably a long list of very rare things--but accessory (extra) spleens are not uncommon and most radiologists are comfortable is identifying them. Never know when an extra spleen might come in handy. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about accessory on spleen?

No: Maybe 25% of healthy folks have an accessory spleen or even a few of them. ...Read more

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What does spotso on a spleen mean?

What does spotso on a spleen mean?

What kind of test: Depending on the type of test and the type of spots. Often, granulomas or splenic infarcts. Talk to your doctor at follow up. ...Read more

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Recently had spleen enlarged by 2 CM what does this mean?

Recently had spleen enlarged by 2 CM what does this mean?

Nothing: Normally the spleen measures about 11 cm, it is a dynamic organ though, can swell a little with activity, but that doesn't mean any particular disease, wish you wellness ...Read more