From sadness to stiffness: the spleen’s progress

  title={From sadness to stiffness: the spleen’s progress},
  author={Michele Augusto Riva and Federica Ferraina and Andrea Paleari and Marco Vincenzo Lenti and Antonio Di Sabatino},
  journal={Internal and Emergency Medicine},
The spleen is a lymphoid organ that has been poorly studied compared to other solid organs, probably because it has been considered a useless and unnecessary part of the body. For many centuries it has been considered a mysterious organ with uncertain functions. The first descriptions of the spleen date back to ancient ages. The spleen has been considered as a reservoir of liquids, strictly linked to stomach digestion, and in different cultures, it has been linked to melancholy and sadness due… Expand
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