polysplenia

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polysplenia

 [pol″e-sple´ne-ah]
the presence of multiple spleens or accessory spleens.

pol·y·sple·ni·a

(pol'ē-splē'nē-ă), [MIM*208530]
A condition in which splenic tissue is divided into nearly equal masses or totally absent; congenital heart disease and malposition and maldevelopment of abdominal organs are common; may be related to situs inversus. Most cases are sporadic, although some suggest autosomal recessive inheritance.
See also: bilateral left-sidedness.
[poly- + G. splēn, spleen]

pol·y·sple·ni·a

(pol'ē-splē'nē-ă)
A condition in which splenic tissue is divided into nearly equal masses; there are several small spleens; congenital heart disease and malposition and maldevelopment of abdominal organs are common; may be related to situs inversus. Most cases are sporadic, although some suggest autosomal recessive inheritance.
Synonym(s): Ivemark syndrome.
[poly- + G. splēn, spleen]