Spleen: Internal organ related to the immune system.
Introduction: The spleen is an internal body organ in the abdomen just underneath the left rib cage. The purpose of the spleen is similar to a lymph node, but involves filtering of the blood (rather than lymph). The filtered material is also attacked and broken down. Humans can survive without a spleen, but are more vulnerable to infection.
Condition count: 3 ; see list below.
Organ types: Organs (323), Immune system (144)
Number: 1 spleen
Main condition: Spleen conditions
Organs: all organs
Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Spleen' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:
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