Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Spleen — this dark-colored elongated organ can readily be seen in the left side of the abdominal cavity without moving any other organs. It lies to the left of the stomach, along its greater curvature, and extends toward the right. It is tied to the stomach by a portion of the greater omentum, a specialized fold of the peritoneum, known as the gastrosplenic ligament.

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