thoracic splenosis

thoracic splenosis

presense of splenic tissue in the thorax, resulting from combined thoracic and abdominal trauma.

tho·rac·ic sple·no·sis

(thōr-as'ik splē-nō'sis)
Presence of splenic tissue in the thorax, resultant from combined thoracic and abdominal trauma followed by splenectomy.
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Thoracic splenosis diagnosed 48 years after thoracoabdominal trauma.
Thoracic splenosis after blunt trauma: frequency and imaging findings.
Thoracic splenosis requires a simultaneous splenic and left diaphragmatic injury that causes pleural or peripheral pulmonary nodule(s).
Suh, "Thoracic splenosis: a case report and the importance of clinical history," Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol.
Thoracic splenosis is an uncommon manifestation and, to date less than 40 cases have been documented in literature (3).
(2) Cases of thoracic splenosis remain rare with at the time of writing less than 40 documented cases being recorded in literature (3).
Symptoms arising from thoracic splenosis are rare and majority of them are discovered incidentally on imaging (9).
There are a few case reports of thoracic splenosis diagnosed by FNA cytology.
Thoracic splenosis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology: a case report.
On detailed investigations like chest X-ray, CT thorax, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Tc-99m scan, a diagnosis of thoracic splenosis was then made.
KEY WORDS: Thoracic Splenosis, Diagnosis, Pleural mass
(4) Similarly, thoracic splenosis (including intrapulmonary splenosis) is a rare condition occurring in patients following splenic laceration, sometimes resulting in several (or hundreds) of ectopic nodules because of hematogenous dispersal of native tissue.
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