Abdominal splenosis mimicking hepatic tumor: A case report

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Diagnosis of abdominal splenosis is often undiagnosed until treatment for splenic rupture or splenectomy. This report describes a patient with splenosis mimicking hepatic tumor. The patient had a history of splenic trauma with splenectomy and chronic hepatitis C. After routine abdominal ultrasound revealed a liver nodule, further imaging studies, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and angiography, were performed. After the patient eventually underwent surgery, pathology revealed splenic tissue. Despite its distinguishable clinical features, splenosis is difficult to identify by modern imaging modalities. Therefore, accurate and timely diagnosis of this disease requires constant vigilance. © 2008 Elsevier. All rights reserved.




Yeh, M. L., Wang, L. Y., Huang, C. I., Hsieh, M. Y., Lin, Z. Y., Chuang, W. L., … Chen, C. Y. (2008). Abdominal splenosis mimicking hepatic tumor: A case report. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 24(11), 602–607. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1607-551X(09)70022-1

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