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The asplenia syndrome: an explanation for absence of the spleen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7101199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Study of a case of the so-called asplenia syndrome with a miniscule spleen suggested that the latter was caused by the pressure of neighboring viscera and interference with blood supply. Consequently, it is considered that splenic disturbance arises independently of the other malformations in this syndrome. It is also possible that similar factors may be operative in the formation of multiple spleens in the polysplenia syndrome.
Authors:
I W Monie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Teratology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0040-3709     ISO Abbreviation:  Teratology     Publication Date:  1982 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-24     Completed Date:  1982-09-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153257     Medline TA:  Teratology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Liver / abnormalities*
Spleen / abnormalities*,  embryology
Syndrome

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