Shaw C. Polysplenia in a fetus with bradycardia from 26 to 36 weeks' gestation, complex cardiac malformations, and heart block. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1990;90(12):1100. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.1922.214.171.1240.
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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.
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