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The spleen and its disorders 

The spleen and its disorders
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The spleen and its disorders
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D. Swirsky

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10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220404
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date: 24 September 2017

The spleen is the single largest lymphoid organ in the body, performing important immune functions. Intrinsic disorders of the spleen are very rare: its importance in clinical practice relate to the causes of its enlargement, its hyperfunction (hypersplenism), acute rupture, and the consequences of its physical or physiological absence....

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