Accessory Spleen

Accessory spleen, reported in 10-31% of cases in autopsy series,110 are usually located in the splenic hilum or along the splenic vessels or associated ligaments (Fig. 2-58). Most remain small nodules, but following a sple-nectomy, residual splenic tissue can undergo compensatory enlargement111 (Fig. 2-59). This identification can be easily verified with isotopic studies. Rarely, the accessory tissue may even be intrapancreatic in loca-tion.112 An overlooked accessory spleen may result in therapeutic failure of splenectomy in patients with he-matologic disorders113 (Fig. 2-60).

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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