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. SYN: asplenia with cardiovascular anomalies, Ivemark syndrome, polyasplenia. [poly- + G. splen, spleen]

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poly·sple·nia (pol″e-spleґne-ə) the presence of multiple spleens or splenuli.

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