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.