Published in Cancer Weekly, February 14th, 2006
"Congenital anomalies of the spleen range from splenic lobulation, to accessory spleen to polysplenia. Though most of these anatomical variants have no clinical significance, an accessory spleen may simulate a tumor in the adrenal gland, pancreas, stomach or intestine. Alternatively, a missed accessory spleen may be the site of the relapse of a hematological disorder," scientists in Italy reported.
"We, therefore, assessed retrospectively: i) the frequency of congenital anomalies of the spleen observed during 2650 consecutive laparoscopies and ii) looked for...
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