Splenosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

History of splenectomy for splenic rupture.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

CT Abdomen and pelvis

CT

Multiple rounded sparse nodules, subdiaphragmatic and anterior to the left colon, with density and enhancing characteristics similar to expected density of the spleen.

Diagram

Multiple rounded sparse nodules, subdiaphragmatic and anterior to the left colon, with density and enhancing characteristics similar to expected density of the spleen.

Case Discussion

Splenosis is one type of ectopic splenic tissue. It is an acquired condition and is defined as autoimplantation of one or more focal deposits of splenic tissue in various compartments of the body, and it is seen after abdominal trauma or surgery (e.g. splenectomy).

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