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Case Report  |   December 1990
Polysplenia in a fetus with bradycardia from 26 to 36 weeks' gestation, complex cardiac malformations, and heart block
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Case Report   |   December 1990
Polysplenia in a fetus with bradycardia from 26 to 36 weeks' gestation, complex cardiac malformations, and heart block
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 1990, Vol. 90, 1100. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.12.1100
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 1990, Vol. 90, 1100. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.12.1100
Abstract

Polysplenia is one of several splenic anomalies. Frequently, as in the case presented here, significant cardiac anomalies coexist. These cardiac malformations determine the clinical course. In this case, early death was expected and occurred. This patient is different from others described in the literature in that persistent fetal bradycardia was noted at 26 weeks' gestation.