Splenic metastases

Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Splenic metastases are considered a rare clinical diagnosis, although they are more commonly found on autopsy. Typically they are part of widespread metastatic disease.

The rate of splenic metastases vary between 1-10% of autopsy studies, depending on whether microscopic or macroscopic metastases were included 1.

Most commonly a solitary splenic (solid or cystic) mass, may rarely be infiltrative 1,4. Primary sources include 1,2:

Ultrasound
  • most commonly appear as a hypoechoic lesion, although can be iso- or hyperechoic 3
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rID: 35112
System: Haematology
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Metastases to the spleen

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