Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 1.1 (January 2018)

Page No.: 4803-4805

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.468


Bhumica Dang 1, Vivek Singh Malik 2, Sanjay Gupta 3, Sudha Chhabra 4.

1 Demonstrator Department of Anatomy, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

*2 Associate Professor Department of Anatomy, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, PGIMS,Rohtak, Haryana, India.

4 Ex- Head, Department of Anatomy,PGIMS,Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Address for Correspondence:  Dr. Vivek Singh Malik,  Associate Professor Department of Anatomy, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India. E-Mail:  vivekmalik98@gmail.com


The objective of the study had been to  note the presence of notches and fissures in 60 spleens. The study was done on 60 spleens of both sexes obtained from  autopsy of dead  bodies in the Department of Forensic Medicine and variations noted in the Department of Anatomy. The notches were observed on the upper border in 51 samples (85%) and on the lower border in 5 samples (8.33%). 6.67% of the spleen samples presented with fissures on the upper border and lower border each. Notches and fissures are quite a common  occurrence  in spleen. Notches  on superior border are clinically significant  as they assist in  palpation of spleen during splenomegaly.  Information of notches and fissures on the lower border of spleen are important during splenic surgeries and radiological investigations. In the present study; the notches and fissures have been noted on the 60 spleen samples.

Key words: Spleen, Notch, Fissure, Superior Border, Splenomegaly.


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Cite this article: Bhumica Dang, Vivek Singh Malik, Sanjay Gupta, Sudha Chhabra. VARIATIONS IN SPLENIC NOTCHES AND FISSURES: STUDY WITH CLINICAL IMPORTANCE. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(1.1):4803-4805. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.468