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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Quantitative analysis of morphometric variations of human spleen - A cadaveric study

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Author Details : Srivani D, Sreekanth C*, Prathiba K, Lalitha Kumari M K

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 68-71

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Introduction: The spleen is a largest collection of lymphoid tissue with diverse hemopoietic and
phagocytic function. Recent experimental data have clearly defined immunological functions of spleen
in innate and adaptive immunity, as a frontline of host defense against various infections. A comprehensive
knowledge of splenic anatomical variations and morphometric dimensions is crucial in deciphering the role
of spleen in health & infirmity.
Aim: The aim of the study is to perform detailed morphometric analysis human splenic specimens with
relation to age & gender differences and compare the findings with earlier studies.
Materials and Methods: The present study included 40 cadaveric spleen and morphometric features i.e.,
length, breadth, width and weight of spleen were measured.
Results: The average splenic weight observed was 178.5 gm and range was 100 to 300 gm. The average
length, breadth and width of spleen were 11.9 cm, 7.33 cm and 3.4 cm respectively. The average splenic
volume in the present study was 167.27 cc. There was a significant increase in splenic volume till 40-49
years followed by steady decline.
Conclusion: The awareness of the morphology and dimensions of the spleen is of fundamental importance
to the hematologists, clinicians, radiologists, prosectors and surgeons while performing surgical procedures
on spleen.

Keywords: Spleen, Morphometric, Dimensions.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijcap.2020.015

How to cite : Srivani D, Sreekanth C, Prathiba K, Lalitha Kumari M K, Quantitative analysis of morphometric variations of human spleen - A cadaveric study. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2020;7(1):68-71

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