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Case Report

Abdominal Multiple Splenosis Mimicking Liver and Colon Tumors: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Yahui Liu*, Bai Ji*, Guangyi Wang, Yingchao Wang

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, the First Bethune Hospital, Jilin University, Jilin 130021, China.
* Yahui Liu and Bai Ji contribute equally to this case report.

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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. https://www.medsci.org/v09p0174.htm
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Abstract

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. (2012). Abdominal Multiple Splenosis Mimicking Liver and Colon Tumors: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 9(2), 174-177. https://doi.org/10.7150/ijms.3983.

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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.

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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. https://www.medsci.org/v09p0174.htm

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Liu Y, Ji B, Wang G, Wang Y. 2012. Abdominal Multiple Splenosis Mimicking Liver and Colon Tumors: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Int J Med Sci. 9(2):174-177.

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