Isolated hepatic splenosis: First reported case Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Liver Diseases
  • Splenosis

abstract

  • Splenosis is the autotransplantation of splenic tissue, most commonly seen after traumatic splenic rupture and splenectomy. Post-traumatic splenosis is often considered a rare entity, but is probably underreported because of its asymptomatic nature. We describe the first reported case of splenosis presenting as a liver mass, indistinguishable from a liver tumor by standard preoperative evaluation. The pathophysiology, evaluation and management of splenosis is discussed as well as the decision to resect a benign appearing liver mass.

publication date

  • January 1998

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2423919

PubMed ID

  • 9830580

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 39

end page

  • 42

volume

  • 11

number

  • 1