Are the heart and the spleen equal in size?

Interestingly, the heart and the spleen measure almost the same in size. Both are fist-sized organs!

However, each has a different shape and location in the body. While the spleen resembles a kidney, the heart is a cone-shaped organ.

Did you know?

It is often difficult to tell the spleen from the left kidney in a diagram due to similarity in size and shape!

However, you can use location to differentiate them.

The inferior aspect of the spleen is related to the left kidney.

The former lies superior to the latter.

About the Author

Posted by: M. Isaac / Senior writer

A graduate in biological sciences and a PhD scholar (NCBA&E University, Lahore), M. Isaac combines his vast experience with a keen and critical eye to create practical and inherently engaging content on the human body. His background as a researcher and instructor at a secondary school enables him to best understand the needs of the beginner level learners and the amateur readers and educate them about how their body works, and how they can adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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