MORPHOMETRY OF SPLEEN WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON ITS ARTERIAL CIRCULATION OF INDIGENOUS HORSE IN BANGLADESH
Keywords:Morphometry, arterial circulation, spleen, horse
AbstractThe creamy-white colored spleen of Bangladeshi horse was triangular, comma shaped. The mean length was 19.187 ± 0.394 cm, width was 6.287 ± 1.156 cm and thickness was 1.437 ± 0.260 cm. It was supplied by single splenic artery, which was the largest branch of the coeliac artery. The coeliac artery was given several branches 0.7 cm away from the abdominal aorta and the main branch was the splenic artery. The main stem of splenic artery runs away from the hilus to the apex and gave off seventeen prominent branches that was entered into the parenchyma of spleen as it was situated superficially on the visceral surface. Among these branches, the most cranial one, just 0.8 cm deep from the hilus gave off several sub-branches that supplied the major basal portion of the spleen.