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What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Separate spleen tiss

An accessory spleen is usually a very small piece of spleen, often totally separate from the main spleen.
It usually means nothing.

In brief: Separate spleen tiss

An accessory spleen is usually a very small piece of spleen, often totally separate from the main spleen.
It usually means nothing.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery

In brief: You are normal

20-30% of the population have accessory spleens.
They are normal. You are just lucky to have extra organs!

In brief: You are normal

20-30% of the population have accessory spleens.
They are normal. You are just lucky to have extra organs!
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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