Splenosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

History of splenectomy for splenic rupture.

Patient Data

Age: 78
Gender: Female
CT

CT Abdomen and pelvis

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 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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Case information

rID: 26658
Published: 1st Jan 2014
Last edited: 4th May 2020
Tag: spleen
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