polysplenia

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polysplenia

 [pol″e-sple´ne-ah]
the presence of multiple spleens or accessory spleens.
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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]
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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]
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Cummings syndrome is an autosomal recessive form of campomelic dysplasia that associate to skeletal malformations other anomalies like cystic disease (with renal, hepatic and pancreatic localization) cervical lymphocele or defects in laterality, manifested by polyasplenia complex, severe congenital heart disease and dextrocardia [11].