19 February 2018
Int J Med Sci 2012; 9(2):174-177. doi:10.7150/ijms.3983
Abdominal Multiple Splenosis Mimicking Liver and Colon Tumors: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, the First Bethune Hospital, Jilin University, Jilin 130021, China.
Splenosis is not an uncommon disease. However, it is often misdiagnosed as malignant tumors, and then the patients underwent unnecessary operations. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to diagnose it prior to operation. We report a rare case of a 49-year-old female patient with liver and colon splenosis, misdiagnosed as liver and colon tumors, and summarize experience how to diagnose it preoperatively according to literatures. We come to conclusion that in patients who ever underwent splenectomy especially owning to trauma, and were found mass in abdomen, clinicians must consider the existence of splenosis, and take some measures, such as scintigraphy with (99m) Tc labelled heat-denatured erythrocyte rather than biopsy, to diagnose it correctly to prevent unnecessary operations.
Keywords: Abdominal splenosis, computed tomography, splenectomy, liver, colon.
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Liu Y, Ji B, Wang G, Wang Y. Abdominal Multiple Splenosis Mimicking Liver and Colon Tumors: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Int J Med Sci 2012; 9(2):174-177. doi:10.7150/ijms.3983. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v09p0174.htm