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Morphological Assessment of Human Foetal Spleen

The spleen is an organ found in virtually all vertebrates. Similar in structure to a large lymph node, it acts primarily as a blood filter. The spleen plays important roles in regard to red blood cells (also referred to as erythrocytes) and the immune system. The study was done to study the morphology and other characteristics of the human foetal spleen at different gestational ages. The Foetal spleens from the aborted foetus were collected for the study. The data on various characters like length, width, thickness and weight of spleens were measured in present study. The data generated is helpful in the different medical as well as surgical conditions. As it is a haemolymph organ and belongs to the reticulo endothelial system.

Author(s): Singh R, Kumari G