Spleen Mnemonic

Here's a mnemonic for the spleen that's been around for a long time but it still works!



The Spleen is a very "Odd" organ:

1 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 9 x 11 Rule


Spleen size is approximately 1" by 3" by 5"

Spleen weight ~ 7 oz.

Spleen location between the 9th and 11th rib <= Most likely question on an exam!



Getting stabbed with a knife on the left side between the 9th and 11th rib might be a catastrophic "9/11"-like event as it can lead to life-threatening bleeding from splenic injury!


Thanks to Dr. Nunu Jghamaia for reminding me of this classic mnemonic.  I used to use this mnemonic as a resident when the attendings would pimp us at gross conference!!!!


#1 Harpreet 2016-01-28 14:43
wonderful !!
Category: Anatomy Mnemonics

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