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.
Key Words: splenosis, thoracic splenosis, abdominal/pelvic/thoracic nodules
Given the history of splenic and diaphragmatic trauma, a diagnosis of thoracic splenosis was considered and a subsequent heat-damaged red blood cell scan was obtained (Fig.
17) Thoracic splenosis occurs much less frequently, in possibly 18% of postsplenic rupture cases.
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
Thoracic splenosis is the auto transplantation of splenic tissue into the peritoneal cavity, abdomen and pleural cavity, where the splenic tissue may grow in form of a nodule.
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.