Accessory spleen: Presentation as a large abdominal mass in an asymptomatic young woman

Gerhard Mostbeck, Gernot Sommer, Joerg Haller, Christian Herold, Uli Jaeger, Claudia Canigiani, Heinrich Czembirek

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Abstract

Accessory spleen hypertrophy is usually related to hematologic, lymphomatous, and rheumatoid diseases. We describe here the case of an 18-year-old asymptomatic woman who presented with a very large accessory spleen occupying the lower abdomen. Its appearance on abdominal sonogram, computed tomogram, and hepatosplenic scintigraphy is correlated with the resected specimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-339
Number of pages3
JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

Keywords

  • Accessory spleen, diagnosis
  • Spleen, abnormalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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