Thoracic splenosis diagnosed 48 years after thoracoabdominal trauma


EROL Y., TURHAN K. , ERGÖNÜL A. G. , ÇAKAN A. , ÇAĞIRICI U. , VERAL A.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.24, no.4, pp.767-769, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12160
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.767-769

Abstract

Thoracic splenosis is a rare condition including autotransplantation of splenic tissue into the left hemithorax and resulting from simultaneous rupture of the spleen and left hemidiaphragm. In this article, we report a 61-yearold female patient examined due to back pain and who was found to have left pleural nodules in her chest X-ray and computed tomography which were considered to be malignant. Patient had a history of traumatic spleen and left diaphragm rupture. Video assisted thoracoscopic biopsy of the nodules was performed and histological examination confirmed the nodules as splenic tissue. Thoracic splenosis is a pathology which should be kept in mind in patients having a left solitary pleural nodule or multiple pleural nodules and a history of spleen and left diaphragm rupture.