The case of a 64-year-old man presenting dysuria and haematuria is described. The cause of these symptoms was related to a splenomegaly compressing the left kidney and renal pelvis. A splenectomy was performed. Macro- and microscopic examination of the mass revealed an inflammatory pseudotumour of the spleen, composed of a variable mixture of polyclonal lymphocytes, eosinophils, neutrophils, plasmacells, foamy hystiocytes, giant cells and fibrous tissue. The aetiology is unknown. An inflammatory pseudotumour of the spleen is clearly a reactive lesion resulting from a variety of causes, particularly vascular thrombosis, infections or autoimmune mechanisms. Splenectomy is both diagnostic and curative.
|Translated title of the contribution||Inflammatory pseudotumour of the spleen: a case report and review of the literature|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2005|
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