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Congenital Anomalies of Spleen - cadaveric study with special reference to Multilobulated spleen

Dr. Mallikarjun Adibatti, Dr. Asha K

Journal Title:Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Congenital anomalies of the spleen range from splenic lobulation, to accessory spleen to polysplenia, absence of the spleen, duplications, Splenoptosis or wandering spleen. Out of these the accessory spleen is the most common anomalies encountered. All these pathological conditions result from an altered embryogenesis of the spleen and are generally associated with other congenital abnormalities. A number of earlier studies reported on accessory spleens and splenunculi whereas, to our knowledge, there are very minimal studies in the literature concerning congenital anomalies of the spleen particularly multilobulated spleen. Hence the present study was taken up to study the frequency of congenital anomalies in cadavers with special reference to multilobulated spleen. Radiologists should be aware of this condition in order to avoid incorrectly diagnosing this ectopic tissue as metastasis, adenopathy or another solid tumor.