Pseudotumore infiammatorio della milza: presentazione di un caso e revisione della letteratura.

Translated title of the contribution: Inflammatory pseudotumour of the spleen: a case report and review of the literature

Arrigo Spivach, Stefano Martinolli, Raffaele Adornetto, Mauro Melato

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Abstract

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 contributionInflammatory pseudotumour of the spleen: a case report and review of the literature
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)655-660
Number of pages6
JournalChirurgia Italiana
Volume57
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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