Case contributed by Mostafa El-Feky


Post partum abdominal pain. History of previous trauma with splenectomy.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

CT abdomen


The spleen is missing; a few (about 4 in number) variable sized enhancing lesions are seen at the anatomical site of the spleen, two just lateral to the greater curvature of the stomach, one just anterior to the distal portion of the gastric body and another one seen indenting the inferior border of the right hepatic lobe averaging 1.9 x 1.5 cm (largest).

Annotated images


Enhancing soft tissue nodules at the upper abdomen suggestive of splenosis (arrowed).

Case Discussion

Abdominal splenosis refers to multiple ectopic splenic tissues. It is usually occurs after previous trauma with splenic injury or splenectomy. Their greatest importance being the need to distinguish them from other abdominal nodular pathologies as abdominal lympnadenopathy like in this case (mesenteric lymph nodes), peritoneal metastasis and endometriosis. So, proper history taking in such cases is important.

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