A case of multiple intra-abdominal splenosis with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging correlativefindings

Massimo Imbriaco, Luigi Camera, Alessandra Manciuria, Marco Salvatore

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Abstract

Hepatic splenosis refers to heterotopic autotransplantation and implantation of splenic tissue resulting from the spillage of cells from the spleen after splenic trauma or splenectomy. The true incidence of splenosis is unknown, because this entity is usually an incidental finding at surgery. Splenic implants are usually multiple, and can be localized anywhere in the peritoneal cavity. Splenic implants in the peritoneal cavity may be confused with renal tumors, abdominal lymphomas and endometriosis. We describe computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a rare case of multiple intra-abdominal splenosis located along the hepatic surface and adjacent to the upper pole of the right kidney, mimicking a renal neoplasm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1453-1455
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2008

Keywords

  • Abdomen
  • Computed tomography
  • Liver
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Spleen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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